EAPC Congress 2019

The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care took place in Berlin from 23-25 May 2019. The Congress Motto was: Global palliative care – shaping the future.


4.5 million Europeans die each year in need of palliative care, while there are 6,388 specialized services in the Region - 40% of European nations have half or more of the number of services the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) recommends according to the 2019 Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, coordinated by the University of Navarra.

Celebrating 100 years of professional nursing and midwifery in Slovenia

Slovenian nurses and midwives have many reasons to celebrate. This small European Country has been very successful in meeting EU requirements in terms of improving access to health care services at all levels, which reflects itself in rapid raise of populations’ average life-expectancy. Nurses and midwives have a strong national nursing association led by President Monika Ažman and CEO Anita Prelec. The National Association is actively involved in public discussions and political decision making regarding...

„Creating the Future“

The third international Nursing Symposium at the PMU took place on the 29th of April. The symposium titled "Creating the Future - Postgraduate Studies in Nursing" was organized in cooperation with the University of North Florida in Jacksonville (UNF).

PMU WHO CC meets new consortium partners in Padua

The PD_Pal project, the first multi-center European project of the medical area coordinated by the University of Padua, will develop an innovative approach to the care and management of people with Parkinson's by integrating the technology in home management and defining new European standards in the pathways of treatment of the disease in the advanced phase. The kick off meeting of the PD_Pal Project took place in Padua, Feb 13-14 2019.

Postgraduate palliative care education for all healthcare providers in Europe: Results from an EAPC survey

According to the WHO, inadequate skills and capacities of healthcare workers are one of the four barriers hindering the access to palliative care. The paper (Paal et al. 2019) published in Palliative & Supportive Care contains a new and comprehensive list of learning goals essential for multidisciplinary postgraduate palliative care education. Besides highlighting the relevant competencies, the article provides best-practice toolboxes with teaching and assessment methods. The article comments on the WHO's...

Shifting the paradigm: What? Who? Where? When? Why?

The End of Life Research Group from Brussels and Ghent led by Professors Luc Deliens and Joachim Cohen works towards achieving the best palliative and end of life care. As an initiative of this research group a two-day seminar “Public Health and Palliative Care: Shifting the Paradigm” was held in the Palace of the Royal Academies in Brussels from the 25th to 26th of October.

Giving voice for those in suffering

From the 18th to 20th October Romanian palliative care and hospice movement celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark this significant effort professional caregivers all over Romania gathered in Poiana, Braşov. The meeting was put together of festive gala evening on Thursday night to recognise people who have worked hard to make the palliative care and hospice movement a success and of two-day conference on Friday and Saturday called “Giving voice for those in suffering”.