Thanks and Acknowledgements

This course has been developed and supported by many people and organisations and we would like to thank everyone for their generous help and advice.

In addition, the course has been developed within the context of a large study funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement number 60311 (PACE: Comparing the effectiveness of Palliative Care for Elderly people in long-term care facilities in Europe, project conducted 2014-2019). We are grateful to all the partners involved in the PACE study from the following organisations:

  • End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium
  • Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Department of Geriatric Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
  • Unit for Research on Ageing Society, Medical Faculty, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
  • Age Platform Europe, Brussels, Belgium
  • Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • European Association for Palliative Care, Brussels, Belgium
  • European Forum for Primary Care, Almere, The Netherlands

For more information about PACE and its outcomes, see: PACE website PACE twitter account: @fp7PACE

We thank all care homes, their managers and staff for participating in the preparation of this course, as well as general practitioners, physicians, country trainers and others who assisted us in recording the illustrative videos. We are grateful to the insightful suggestions and expertise provided by the international leaders who agreed to contribute recorded interviews (Professor Lieve van Den Block, Professor Luc Deliens, Professor Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Dr Jo Hockley).

The course could not have been produced without the technical expertise of Anthony Greenwood who filmed the video sequences in all countries and assisted with editing and producing them.

We would also like to thank the Information Systems Services team at Lancaster University (Phil Tubman, Tim Ellis, Alison Sharman, Steven Powell) for their encouragement and helpful ideas to improve the quality of the course.

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