A project is underway to map the provision of occupational therapy services in palliative care in Europe. Between 20th March and 19th April 2013, qualified occupational therapists in European countries who work with palliative care patients were invited to complete an on-line survey questionnaire. 260 responses were received, and this data is currently being analysed. The results will be presented at the 13th World Congress of the EAPC in Prague, at a Meet the Expert session on Friday 31st May 2013.
The results of the survey will be used to inform an Expert Paper on the role and remit of occupational therapy in palliative care in Europe, and also to decide on the future work of the Task Force.
European occupational therapists who would like to get involved in a network to support the development of occupational therapy in palliative care in Europe are warmly invited to make contact with the Task Force committee.