Many people want to die at home yet in western countries may die in institutions like hospitals and nursing homes. The Last Aid project helps to educate citizens about the basics of palliative care and care for dying people using materials developed by Last Aid International.
More than 8500 citizens have already participated in Last Aid courses and more than 1000 trainers have been trained across many European countries such as Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Austria and Scotland.
The Last Aid taskforce aims to review current knowlegde relating to palliative care education to support the development of a consensus guide on the optimal cirriculum and content of public facing palliative care courses.
This Task Force is supported by the Public Health Reference Group
- Review the literature and develop an overview of the models for dissemination of palliative care knowledge to the public
- Map education needs of palliative care in local communities in European countries
- Develop a consensus based cirriculum and content for an international Last Aid course
May 2019 - meeting of international experts at the EAPC Congress in Berlin
December 2019 - completion of overview of literature relating to models for dissemination of palliative care knowledge to the public
June 2020 - Completion of mapping of education needs of palliative care in local communities in European countries
May 2021 - Production of a consensus based cirriculum and content for an international Last Aid course
Last Aid International - Germany
University of Southern Denmark
South Jutland Hospital - Denmark
Wurdezentrum Frankfurt - Germany
Centro Poliklinika Vilinius - Lithuania