Global views on palliative care for older people: Priorities in research and clinical practice

Julie Ling, CEO European Association for Palliative Care, and Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, invite you to a Special EAPC Seminar organised jointly with the PACE project – Palliative Care for Older People in Care and Nursing Homes in Europe.

Prof Sheila Payne

Dr Julie Ling

On Friday 25 May 2018, within the 10th EAPC World Research Congress in Bern (24 to 26 May 2018), the EAPC and the European Union (EU)-funded PACE project are organising an evening seminar (from 6pm-9pm) where we will explore state-of-the-art palliative care for older people in a range of settings and from a global perspective.

The seminar brings together outstanding international experts and researchers to discuss international evidence on palliative care for older people. The speakers include: Sean Morrison (USA), Deborah Parker (Australia), Richard Harding (UK focusing on Africa), and Lieve Van den Block (Belgium). The seminar will be chaired by Sheila Payne (UK) who will guide the discussions and debates about quality of care in nursing and care homes throughout Europe and globally. Finally, a panel of experts will also share their views on how to improve palliative care for older people and provide an opportunity for debate.

We anticipate a lively session with plenty of ways in which attendees can participate. The session represents an exciting opportunity to hear from leading investigators who will systematically assess the evidence on strategies to improve quality of care and to promote greater impact in nursing homes on quality of care, dying and bereavement support for older residents and their families.

PACE is a European-funded project (FP7, 2014-2019) comparing the effectiveness of palliative care for older people in care or nursing homes in Europe and aims to advise policy-makers on optimal palliative care practices. PACE compares the effectiveness of healthcare systems with and without formal palliative care structures in care or nursing homes in six EU countries (Belgium, Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and the UK). It also used a cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the impact of an educational and development intervention called ‘PACE Steps to Success’ aimed at integrating palliative care in care or nursing homes’ structures, on patient, family and staff outcomes and on cost-effectiveness.

If you are interested in palliative care for older people, this seminar is the place to learn about the current research and practice, in different settings as well as different parts of the world, and to meet some of the current leaders in this field.

The seminar is open to both people attending the Congress and also to those living locally who can register for this session alone. We look forward to seeing you there. If you require further information, please contact EAPC head office or to register follow the links below.


How to register for the PACE seminar and/or EAPC World Research Congress

10th EAPC World Research CongressFor latest updates on the 10th EAPC World Research Congress, read an earlier post on the EAPC Blog.

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