The results of the study were presented at the eighth EAPC World Research Congress that took place between the 5 and 7 June in Lleida, Spain. The report is a supplement of the EAPC Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, which was launched in 2013.
The document collects reports on the main features of the specialisation process in every country, as well as the dates that the countries obtained certification. 10 out of 18 countries have recognised the specialty, sub-specialty or field of competence status within the last 5 years. The authors of the report suggest that there is a clear trend in establishing the specialty in this area as a main requirement to obtain a post in the Health System, though it is not yet mandatory in the majority of the countries.