As part of the course participants will be requested to work on a personal project in the field of palliative and hospice care. They will be responsible for the development of the concept of the project and are expected to implement the first practical steps during the course of the European Palliative Care Academy.
The project can be implemented at the palliative care institution in which they are currently working or at the community/ regional level. The project should be new, feasible and affect positive change in the palliative care institution and/or the field of palliative care in the home region of the participant. It can be in any area of palliative care (i.e. service development, organisational development, advocacy, education, research).
The project idea needs to be presented with the application and convince the selection committee that the applicant is the right person to implement the project.
In the table below you can see the participants’ project titles from the Leadership Course 2015-2017. The participants are currently working on their projects and making great progress in their respective institutions.
|Gabriela Burlacu||Hospice Casa Sperantei, Bucharest
|Cancer family caregivers during the palliative, hospice, and bereavement phases: A review of the descriptive psychosocial literature|
|Adriana Caruntu||Saint Nektarios Palliative Care Centre, Romania||Psychological Counseling Curriculum in Palliative Care|
|Simone Cernesi||Primary Care Trust, Sassuolo, Modena, Italy||Do General Practitioners, Patients and Caregivers Need an Additional Framework for Palliative Care in the Community?|
|Michael Connolly||University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland||A service level evaluation of clinical case review as a learning tool in a palliative care in-patient setting|
|Malgorzata Fopka-Kowalczyk||Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland||Self-care of family members in palliative care|
|Mariona Guerrero-Torrelles||Institut Català d’Oncologia and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain||AIDD-A (Advanced Intervention Desire to Die): Assessment and Answer|
|Irena Laska||Shoqata Kujdesi Shendetesor Familjar and F.S. Noli University, Korce, Albania||The impact of terminal diseases on family members|
|Juan-Pablo Leiva Santos||Department of Palliative Care, Hospital de Manacor, Mallorca, Spain||Designing a curriculum to support end-of-life issues for firemen in Spain. “Firemen Care”|
|Philipp Lenz||University Hospital of Münster, Germany||Concept of a palliative care consult service at the University Hospital of Münster|
|Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland||Current needs of psychologists working in palliative care|
|Joanna Matyja||Archidiecezjalny Dom Hospicyjny bł. Jana Pawła II, Katowice, Poland||Non-medical forms of assistance for terminally ill cancer patients. Wide-range training for volunteers|
|Malgorzata Olszewska||Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland||Attitudes of volunteers in palliative care in context end-of-life care|
|Vladimir Poroch||University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr.T.Popa”, Iasi, Romania||Developing a New Pathway for Management of Palliative Care Patients with Advanced Cancer in Iaşi County|
|Loreta Rasute Rezgiene||Siauliai Hospital, Cancer Clinic, Lithuania||Fundraising for cancer patients’ palliative care|
|Lyn Silove||Hospitalisation à Domicile, Fondation Oeuvre de la Croix Saint-Simon, Paris, France||A model of a palliative care day centre based on best practice abroad and adapted to local practice in Paris, France|
|Iryna Slugotska||Regional Clinical Palliative Care Centre, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine||Home palliative care – a model to increase accessibility of PC for people in Ukraine (based on example of Precarpatian region)|
|Andreas Stähli||Johannes-Hospiz, Münster, Germany||Palliative care for patients with a migration background: a tool|
|Britta Thome||Hospiznetz geG, Marburg, Germany||Neva: quality measurement as well as needs –evaluation and prioritization of family care givers in a specialized home centered palliative care (= SAPV) in the rural area of Marburg-Biedenkopf|
|Matthias Villalobos||University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany||Implementation of a palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer considered for oncological phase I-trials at the National Centre for Tumour Diseases (NCT Heidelberg University): a qualitative study|