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Antea Worldwide Palliative Care Conference

Rome, 12-14 November 2008


Presenting author Guidelines for a palliative nursing curriculum in Europe: A critical reflection on an
EAPC initiative.
Philip Larkin
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Phone In 2004, the European Association for Palliative Care published a set of guidelines to support the
development of palliative nursing curricula across Europe. These guidelines have been widely
adopted and from the basis of Palliative Nursing Curricula for a number of European countries,
Mobile phone including Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Iceland. This presentation will chart the
formation and elaboration of those guidelines and identify and their applicability to palliative
nursing education in light of further international palliative nurse education initiatives

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• Pain and other symptoms
• Palliative care for cancer patients

• Palliative care for non cancer
• Paediatric palliative care
• Palliative care for the elderly
• The actors of palliative care
• Latest on drugs

• Pain

• Illness and suffering through
• Marginalisation and social stigma
at the end of life
• Palliative care advocacy projects

• Prognosis and diagnosis
communication in
different cultures
• Communication between doctor-
patient and patient-
• Religions and cultures versus
suffering, death and
• Public institution in the world:
palliative care policies
and law
• Palliative care: from villages to metropolies

• Space, light and gardens for the terminally ill patient
• End-of-life ethics
• Complementary therapies Session: Core curricula
• Education, training and research
• Fund-raising and no-profit Chair of the session: Dott. Giuseppe Casale, Dott. Franco De Conno
• Bereavement support
• Volunteering in palliative care
• Rehabilitation in palliative care
• Core curricula