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Course introduction

Over the next three weeks, you will be introduced to the concept of palliative care and how it can be integrated with other types of care. The course features examples of where this has been done well.

This course is based on the findings of a project called InSuP-C, which has been carried out in several European countries over the past four years. InSuP-C is an EU Framework 7 programme which has aimed to find out about the best ways to deliver care to people who have advanced cancer, heart failure or lung disease as they come towards the end of their lives. Read more about InSuP-C

Drawing on the InSuP-C findings, you will learn how integrated palliative care is managed across five European countries. A number of international guest speakers will provide real-life examples of effective practice in delivering integrated palliative care.

There is a book available which accompanies this course. Download your free copy here

There are plenty of opportunities throughout the course for you to engage in discussion with others and to share your ideas and knowledge on the subject of palliative care. This may include, for example, reflections on palliative care provision in your own country and the best ways to care for people who are approaching the end of life.

Welcome and thank you for joining us for this course, ‘Palliative Care: Making it work’.

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Palliative Care: Making it Work

Lancaster University