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Introduction to the Palliative Sedation project

Palliative Sedation is a European Commission funded research project. Watch Professor Jeroen Hasselaar give an overview.

In this video you will hear from Professor Jeroen Hasselaar, who will introduce you to the Palliative Sedation research project.

Professor Hasselaar is a health scientist with a background in medical ethics based at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has been involved in leading a number of studies in palliative care. He is the coordinator of the Palliative Sedation project.

This course was created as part of a European research study called ‘The use of proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms: an international multicenter study’ or ‘Palliative Sedation’ for short. In this step, Professor Hasselaar will explain the aims of the study, and how he expects its results to contribute to scientific knowledge and medical practice.

Additional resources: You can learn more about the project by looking at the palliative sedation project website. You may also wish to refer to Chapter 1, Section 1 of the e-book, The role of palliative sedation in palliative care, which was co-written by Professor Hasselaar and your educator, Professor Nancy Preston.

We will explain the revised EAPC framework for using sedation in palliative care in more detail in Week 3. If you want to read more about it now, you can refer to this paper.

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