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Last Aid - Providing Palliative Care Education for Citizens

Background

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 

 

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 cirriculum and content for an international Last Aid course
 
Timelines

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

 

Partner Institutions

Last Aid International - Germany

University of Southern Denmark

South Jutland Hospital - Denmark

Wurdezentrum 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

Lotte Bilcher Mork - Denmark

Peter Nightingale - UK

 

 

 


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