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Improving support for family carers in palliative care symposium at the 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

The International Palliative Care Family Carer Research Collaboration (IPCFRC) EAPC Family Carer Reference Group – Chaired by Prof Peter Hudson and administered by the Centre for Palliative Care (St. Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia) – is pleased to announce that it will be holding a symposium at the upcoming 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC):

“Strategies to improve psychosocial wellbeing of family carers:
How international collaborations make a difference”

Presentations include:

  • "Evidence synthesis of factors affecting family carers’ psychological wellbeing” by Dr Tracey Shield and Professor Gunn Grande, The University of Manchester, UK. 
  • "Supporting family carer decision-making in palliative dementia care" by Professor Kevin Brazil, Queen's University Belfast, UK.
  • "Key considerations when selecting family carer outcome measures” by A/Prof Nick Dionne-Odom, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Date: Friday 8 October 2021

Time: 16:00-16:50 CET

Read the session abstract at: https://tinyurl.com/283ex6k4 

For more information on how to register and for the full congress program go to:

The IPCFRC EAPC Family Carer Reference Group aims to promote the development of high quality research and scholarship to improve the wellbeing of family carers supporting patients towards the end of life, and to provide a platform for international networking and collaboration.

Institutional collaborators of the IPCFRC EAPC Family Carer Reference Group include:

  • Centre for Palliative Care (a department of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne), Melbourne, Australia
  • St Christopher’s Hospice, UK
  • International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC), Lancaster University, UK
  • The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) - Caregiver Core, Denver, USA

Membership to the IPCFRC EAPC Family Carer Reference Group is free and open to individuals from all continents with a genuine interest in palliative care research related to family carers. 

For more information on the group and to join as a member go to: 

29 September 2021
Category: General News