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Antea Worldwide Palliative Care Conference

Rome, 12-14 November 2008

ABSTRACT FORM

Presenting author THE NATURE OF HUMAN SUFFERING
Andrea Magrelli
Authors (max 6, presenting author included): Andrea Magrelli
Email:
a.magrelli@anteahospice.org
The work we present stems from the need to plan and verify the draft rehabilitation and validity
Phone of the latter, in full compliance with all the characteristics of the patient in the terminal stage.
And 'the result of more than 8 years of experience and data collection, which have enabled us to
identify the most important elements that allow the assessment, planning a rehabilitation and
Mobile phone testing of the latter, placing the focus of our interest the needs, specific to this patient. The
possibility of working in a multidisciplinary team, really efficient allowed to develop better
project receiving the contribution, which is essential, by the various professionals who are part of
extending and integrating skills and knowledge specific to the physiotherapist who works in
Please underline the most palliative care, in order to seize all the elements mentioned above. The index is based on the
appropriate category for your ability of the physiotherapist to identify with values, the psycho-physical state of the patient when
abstract assessing margins and possible intervention, choosing the targets for the quality of life of the
patient. It seems clear that it is the ability of the therapist to enter empathy with the patient and
• Pain and other symptoms
his ability to listen, at the same time highlight the spare capacity motor, neurological, trim
• Palliative care for cancer patients cardiac/respiratory, the presence and impact of pain in ADL, the justification for patient the
• Palliative care for non cancer incidence of fatigue, the presence of any permanent or deficiency diseases and / or associated and
patients / or previous years. The index is for the therapist an instrument with a leading role in the
• Paediatric palliative care rehabilitation and constitutes an element of verification constant during each session, always
taking into account the patient, with its own dignity, their problems, needs, continuous and
• Palliative care for the elderly
constructive work with other professionals, in total respect for the responsibilities of each.
• The actors of palliative care
• Latest on drugs

• Pain

• Illness and suffering through
media
• 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-
equipe
• Religions and cultures versus
suffering, death and
bereavement
• 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: Rehabilitation in palliative care
• Education, training and research
• Fund-raising and no-profit Chair of the session: Claudio Pellegrini
• Bereavement support
• Volunteering in palliative care
• Rehabilitation in palliative care