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Last Aid and Public Palliative Care Education

 

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After the successful first International Last Aid Conference in Sønderborg September 6th 2019 we would like to welcome you to the 2.nd international Last Aid Conference in Maribor, Slovenia on the 30th of October 2020 View further details here: https://lastaid.paliativa.si

Background

Many people want to die at home yet in western countries may die in institutions like hospitals and nursing homes. In order to care for many people in need for Palliative Care at home compassionate communities and caring citizens are needed. Therefore Public Palliative Care Education (PPCE) is paramount. 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 25000 citizens have already participated in Last Aid courses and more than 2000 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 knowledge relating to palliative care education to support the development of a consensus guide for European countries on the optimal curriculum and content of public facing palliative care courses

This Task Force is supported by the Public Health Reference Group

 Objectives
  1. Review the literature and develop an overview of the models for dissemination of palliative care knowledge to the public
  2. Map education needs of palliative care in local communities in European countries
  3. Develop a consensus based curriculum and content for Public Palliative Care Education (PPCE) programs as for example the international Last Aid Course

 The result of the work shall lead to an evidence-based EAPC framework for Public Palliative Care Education (PPCE).

 

Timelines

May 2019: Meeting of international experts at the EAPC Congress in Berlin

June 2020: Completion of an overview of the  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 curriculum and content for Public Palliative Care Education (PPCE) programs as for example the international Last Aid Course

May 2022: Publication of the results in journals, EAPC conference and on the EAPC homepage

The result of the work shall lead to an evidence-based EAPC framework for Public Palliative Care Education (PPCE).

 

Partner Institutions

Last Aid International - Germany

University of Southern Denmark

South Jutland Hospital - Denmark

Würdezentrum Frankfurt - Germany

Centro Poliklinika Vilinius - Lithuania

Chair

Georg Bollig

Associate Professor and Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine
Denmark

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Steering Committee

Boris Knopf

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Marius Ciurlionis

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Members

Erika Zelko - Slovenia

Marina Schmidt - Germany

Christine Hass-Schranzhofer - Austria

Nevenka Krcevski Skvarc - Slovenia

Ingmar Hornke - Germany

Mark Hazelwood - Scotland

Eva Niedermann - Switerzerland

Mari Lohmus - Estonia

Sonja McIlfatrick (NI) - EAPC Board link

Lotte Bilcher Mork - Denmark

Peter Nightingale – UK

Samar Aoun Australia – Public health reference group link

Emily Dobson - UK

 

 

 


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