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EAPC Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education

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.


Objective

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

 
Milestones

2013 Oct
Method:
Dissemination plan

Outcome:
Dissemination
 
2013 June - Sep
Method:
Project group finalises 2013 Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

Outcome:
Undergraduate Medical Curriculum
 
2013 May
Method:
EAPC Prague May 2013 – Pre conference Open

Outcome:
Workshop of Final Draft

2013 Jan - Mar
Method:
Project group creates final draft

Outcome:
Final Draft
  
2012 Oct - Dec
Method:
Review draft 3 by advisory group, national organisations, EAPC board
 
2012 Sep
Method:
Present and discuss draft 2 curriculum to Steering Group

Outcome:
Agree draft 3
 
2012 Aug
Method:
Circulate draft 1 new curriculum to Steering for comment

Outcome:
Draft 2 created by project group
 
2012 Jul
Method:
Meeting of project group

Outcome:
Work on the new curriculum
 
2012 Mar
Method:
Analyse survey 

Outcome:
Make a plan for development of new curriculum 
 
2012 Jan
Method:
Survey sent to steering group and advisory group to review and comment on current curriculum
 
2011 Nov - 2012 Jan
Method:
Letter for Advisory Group agreed
Outcome:
Agree membership of advisory group
Questions for web based survey
 
2011 Oct
Method:
Proposal for review of UG curriculum agreed by EAPC Oct 2011


Publications

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


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.