EUPCA alumnus receives the Order of Merit of the State of Schleswig Holstein

Minister President Daniel Günther awards Order of Merit.

We sincerely congratulate our EUPCA alumnus Georg Bollig on receiving the Order of Merit of the State of Schleswig Holstein. He supports the efforts of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament to improve the palliativecare and outpatient and inpatient hospice care in the state. He is the initiator of the “Letzte Hilfe Kurse” (last aid courses) and has been advocating for years to take away people’s fear of coming into contact with death. He has successfully managed to arouse interest in his work beyond the borders of Schleswig-Holstein and Germany, he has also succeeded in arousing interest in his work beyond the borders of Schleswig-Holstein and Germany. “Letzte Hilfe Kurse” are not only offered nationwide, but are also attracting great interest in European countries. To date, more than 28,000 have taken part in “Letzte Hilfe Kurse” and more than 2,000 have been trained as course trained as course leaders.

EUPCA Alumnus Georg Bollig receives the Heinrich Pera award

Dr. Georg Bollig with his award.

We would like to congratulate our EUPCA alumnus Dr. Georg Bollig who received the Heinrich Pera award for his initiative “Last Aid”. The award is given to those who support palliative and hospice values and help society embody these values.
His initiative “Letzte Hilfe” (translated: “Last Aid”) offers courses teaching palliative care and end of life care skills to medical staff as well as family members of those who are facing death.
More than 30.000 participants have already benefitted from the courses and the initiative has expanded to 17 countries in total.

EUPCA Alumnus Juan Pablo Leiva elected as new Pesident of SECPAL

Dr. Juan Pablo Leiva, the new President of the Spanish Society of Palliative Care

We want to congratulate our EUPCA alumnus Dr. Juan Pablo Leiva, who recently got elected as the new President for SECPAL – the Spanish Society of Palliative Care!

A specialist in Family and Community Medicine, Juan Pablo works in the Support and Palliative Care Team at Manacor Hospital, Mallorca. He believes that palliative care is a strategic key to the humanization of health and says that “we are living a complex historical moment that can be illuminated through working in interdisciplinary teams, and it’s time for healing through leading care for the patients and their families.”

We are positive that he will fulfill his new position outtandingly and wish him all the best!

The EUPCA Leadership Course from the perspective of an Alumni:

Read in the latest issue of the Danish journal “Omsorg” about our leadership course and important and fascinating projects of the course Alumni, which will influence the future practice of palliative care: Click here to gain access to the article!

Dr. Georg Bollig, Associate Professor of Palliative Care at the University of Southern Denmark, who successfully completed the course in 2019, and Dr. Gerrit Frerich, who successfully coordinated the EUPCA course from the beginning, give exciting insights into the structure of the course, which has expanded the leadership capacity in palliative care in Europe and beyond over the last seven years.

Georg Bollig’s Last Aid project will be presented afterwards and is particularly impressive in its transformation into an international movement. The article concludes with brief descriptions of other alumni projects, providing an exciting insight into the need to advance palliative care worldwide and how our alumni are contributing to it.
If you would like to learn more about the EUPCA leadership course, please do not hesitate to contact us!