EAPC Task Force on International Collaboration for the Development of Health Care Professional Guidelines in Palliative Care


Ahead of the congress, we’re delighted to give a glimpse of what’s in store at #EAPC2020. Today, Dr Peter Pype, Chair, EAPC Task Force on International Collaboration for the Development of Health Care Professional Guidelines in Palliative Care, introduces the work of the task force and invites you to join him and other colleagues in an Open Meeting on 8 October 2020.

Dr Peter Pype.

Are you involved in developing evidence-based guidelines to enable clinicians to provide high-quality patient care? Do you sometimes feel like you’re struggling in isolation and would like to be part of an international network of institutions with similar aims and experiences?

If that resonates with you, then please read on and maybe join us at our task force’s Open Meeting at the EAPC World Research Congress Online this autumn.

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on International Collaboration for the Development of Health Care Professional Guidelines in Palliative Care aims to create an international network of institutions that are developing guidelines throughout the EAPC region. The implementation of evidence-based guidelines in different settings and countries allows healthcare providers to provide high-quality patient care. But writing guidelines is a huge and difficult task based on a strict methodology, often beyond the capacity of a single organisation. That’s why it’s worthwhile investigating possible collaboration between organisations and countries in order to obtain maximum collective outcomes combining individual efforts.

Aims of the task force

  1. To provide an overview of initiatives in palliative care guideline development across the EAPC region: in which countries, by which institutions, by which methodology are guidelines currently being developed?
  2. To connect existing, and support new guideline developing initiatives through the icreation of a collaborative network.
  3. To develop, test and implement a methodology of guideline development focused on common pathways and shared efforts. The first part (e.g. literature search, quality appraisal and data extraction) could be part of a shared effort, while the second part (e.g. writing a locally adapted guideline, piloting the guideline in the local healthcare system), would be undertaken by the individual institution.

Join our Open Meeting at #EAPC2020 and find out more…

During the EAPC virtual congress we are holding an Open Meeting where we will present the results of our work:

  • An overview of the mapping of the guideline developing institutions in the EAPC region: institutions, countries and the methodologies they use.
  • The results of a pilot testing of two countries jointly developing a guideline: experiences, obstacles and learning moments.

These will be discussed during the Open Meeting with the intention to start a scale-up in other countries and invite other institutions to join the network. Please join us at our live interactive online Open Meeting on 8 October. The meeting will be held during the coffee break at 11.00 to 12.00 CET– keep up to date at https://eapcresearchcongress2020.eu/


JOIN PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALISTS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD AT #EAPC2020 –11th EAPC WORLD RESEARCH CONGRESS ONLINE 2020 – interactive online sessions 7 to 9 October 2020 and on-demand content online from 21 September.

A blend of Pre-recorded On-demand Sessions, Live Presentations, Live Panels hosted by international experts, Children’s Seminar, Poster Sessions, and EAPC Group Meetings will bring you all of the latest research from the world’s top researchers in palliative and end-of-life care. CME accreditation will be available. Masses of content will be available on demand from late September until January 2021.

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