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Update of EAPC Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education

This task force has been created October 2011 and has produced in October 2013 the Recommendations of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) For the Development of Undergraduate Curricula in Palliative Medicine At European Medical Schools that can be download here

Original paper and Translations

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CZECH: Doporučení Evropské asociace paliativní péče (EAPC) pro tvorbu pregraduálního vzdělávacího programu v paliativní medicíně na lékařských fakultách v Evropě 18-11-2014 Frank Elsner, Carlos Centeno, Gianluigi Cetto et al  EAPC, 2013 - ISBN: 978-88-902961-9-2  Read More........
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RUSSIAN: Рекомендации Европейской ассоциации паллиативной помощи ... 30-04-2014 Frank Elsner, Carlos Centeno, Gianluigi Cetto et al  EAPC, 2013 - ISBN: 978-88-902961-9-2  Read More........
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Recommendations of the EAPC for the development of undergraduate curricula in palliative medicine at European Medical Schools 08-11-2013 Frank Elsner, Carlos Centeno, Gianluigi Cetto et al  EAPC, ISBN: 978-88-902961-9-2  Read More........

Background

In 2007, a Task Force on medical education chaired by Prof Marilene Filbet presented the “Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education - Recommendations of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)”, which was launched at the Budapest Congress. The members of this task force, supported by a European advisory group were

  • Prof Marilene Filbet (Fr) ( Chair)
  • Prof John Ellershaw (UK)
  • Prof Carlos Centeno
  • Prof Frank Elsner
  • Prof Stein Kaasa
  • Dr Steffen Eychmuller ( CH)
  • Dr Michele Gallucci (replaced by Dr Franco de Conno) (I)
  • Prof Phil Larkin ( IRL)

 

The work was undertaken with the contribution of Prof Jose Pereira (CH – now Canada) and Prof Mari-Lloyd Williams (UK) as reviewers. The curriculum has not been updated since this time.

Objective

To update the EAPC Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education by October 2013.

Time schedule

Time Method Outcome
     

2011 October

Proposal for review of UG curriculum agreed by EAPC Oct 2011   
2011 November - 2012 January Letter for Advisory Group agreed
Agree membership of advisory group
Questions for web based survey

2012 January

Survey sent to steering group and advisory group to review and comment on current curriculum   
2012 March Analyse survey Make a plan for development of new curriculum

2012 July

Meeting of project group Work on the new curriculum

2012 August

Circulate draft 1 new curriculum to Steering for comment Draft 2 created by project group
2012 September Present and discuss draft 2 curriculum to Steering Group Agree draft 3

2012 October - December

Review draft 3 by advisory group, national organisations, EAPC board  

2013 January - March

Project group creates final draft Final draft

2013 May

EAPC Prague May 2013 – Pre conference Open Workshop of Final Draft

2013 June - September

Project group finalises 2013 Undergraduate Medical Curriculum Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

2013 October

Dissemination plan Disesemination

 

Coordinators

Frank Elsner
Department of Palliative medicine
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Gianluigi Cetto
Azienda Ospedaliera Borgo Trento
Div. Clinicizz.Oncologia Medica, Italy

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John Ellershaw
Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool
Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, UK

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Steffen Eychmuller
Center for Palliative Care
Kantonsspital Institute, Switzerland

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Steering group

Carlos Centeno
Spain

Gianluigi Cetto
Italy

Franco De Conno
Italy

John Ellershaw
UK

Frank Elsner
Germany

Steffen Eychmuller
Switzerland

Marilène Filbet
France

Philip Larkin
Ireland

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