Postgraduate palliative care education for all healthcare providers in Europe: Results from an EAPC survey.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1E73F64FA3E4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Postgraduate palliative care education for all healthcare providers in Europe: Results from an EAPC survey.
Périodique
Palliative & supportive care
Auteur(s)
Paal P., Brandstötter C., Lorenzl S., Larkin P., Elsner F.
ISSN
1478-9523 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1478-9515
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Numéro
5
Pages
495-506
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Palliative care training at basic, intermediate, and specialist levels, recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), is challenging to access in resource-poor countries and regions. Providing support in this regard would seem a moral imperative for all countries with established palliative care education systems and a strong resource base. In collaboration with WHO European Office and European Association for Palliative Care, this paper looks into the educational requirements in palliative care at postgraduate level within Europe.
A survey was specifically designed to gather opinions and comments on elements of palliative care education from European experts. Participants were invited to assess the European Association for Palliative Care core competencies on a five-item scale and to define essential learning goals. Survey data were statistically analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics Software. Qualitative data were thematically analyzed.
A total of 195 data sets were recorded; 82 were completed fully. The statistical analysis revealed a high agreement regarding the key elements of palliative care education. The thematic analysis indicated that at postgraduate level all healthcare providers need to (1) comprehend the palliative care philosophy, (2) be able to demonstrate the complex symptom assessment and management competencies, (3) be able to design care plans based on patients and families wishes integrating multiprofessional and interdisciplinary approaches, and (4) be able to listen and self-reflect.
According to the WHO, inadequate skills and capacities of healthcare workers are one of the four barriers hindering the access to palliative care. This paper contains a new and comprehensive list of learning goals essential for multidisciplinary postgraduate palliative care education. Besides highlighting the relevant competencies, the article provides best-practice toolboxes with teaching and assessment methods. The article comments on the WHO's palliative care definition and underpins the importance of the role of the education in knowledge development and skills acquisition.
Mots-clé
Clinical Competence/standards, Education, Graduate/methods, Education, Graduate/trends, Europe, Health Personnel/education, Health Personnel/trends, Humans, Palliative Care/methods, Palliative Care/trends, Qualitative Research, Surveys and Questionnaires, Curriculum development, Palliative care, Post-graduate education, Train the trainers, Training requirements
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12/02/2019 15:32
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09/07/2020 6:22
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