Last Aid and Public Palliative Care Education
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 26000 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. At present also non-europeans countries as Australia an d Brasil have started Last Aid Courses.
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.
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 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).
The task force is a closed working group but people who are interested to participate can take contact to the chair Georg Bollig in order to become a member of the working group.
- 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
- Last Aid International – Germany
- University of Southern Denmark
- South Jutland Hospital – Denmark
- Würdezentrum Frankfurt – Germany
- Centro Poliklinika Vilinius – Lithuania