European Declaration on Palliative Care launched in Brussels

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The Declaration, which is the result of two EU-funded projects (IMPACT and EUROIMPACT), was officially presented on 15 October at the policy conference: ‘Palliative Care 2020: Towards integration of palliative care in an age-friendly EU’. The conference has been taking place in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, this past week.

Key stakeholders had the opportunity to debate on the issue of palliative and long-term care in Europe and the development of evidence-based policy and practice.

According to a statement of the conference website: “The delivery of high quality long-term care for people with life-limiting illnesses is a major EU policy challenge. This is also recognized within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. This care should be person-centred and focused on the quality of life.”

Researchers from the European Union and the United States working on both IMPACT and EUROIMPACT presented the results of these two large projects. The projects aimed to inform policy and decision-makers about the latest research regarding the importance and added value of palliative care in an age-friendly European Union.

Find out more about Palliative Care 2020 on the conference website and the EAPC blog.

Information about the projects, IMPACT and EUROIPACT is available online. 

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