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IMplementation of quality indicators in PAlliative Care sTudy

Objective

New knowledge is not necessarily readily applied in medicine, even when there is evidence of its effectiveness. As a result of the gap between knowing and doing, policy makers, professional care providers, patients and their families have benefited too little from new developments. Implementation research has developed models for stepwise implementation but it is still unclear which strategies are effective for whom and which factors influence the effectiveness of implementation strategies.
From the point of view of implementation sciences changing palliative care is a major challenge, since adequate organization of palliative care requires collaboration between a range of different professionals and healthcare organizations. Besides, as a consequence of the ageing population, the number of people in need for cancer and dementia palliative care will rise. Therefore we will focus on implementation strategies in palliative care.
The overall aim of this project is to develop optimal implementation strategies for using quality indicators to improve the organization of palliative cancer and dementia care in Europe and to study factors influencing the effectiveness of the strategies. We will focus on the implementation process and concentrate the work packages on: the organization of palliative care, the development of a set of setting-specific implementation strategies including an interactive website and instruction by consultants, the evaluation of the use of selected strategies to improve the organization of palliative care and factors influencing the effectiveness of the implementation strategies.
This information will be used to build a conceptual model that should be applicable across diverse healthcare settings and that allows rigorous assessment of the effectiveness of implementation strategies. Dissemination of the results will be enhanced by involving stakeholders, including two European networks related to the subject of this implementation process study.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 987 200
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)

Participants (12)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 543 900
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Reurink (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 600
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Torresan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 396 300
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY IM KAROLA MARCINKOWSKIEGO W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Ul. Fredry 10
61-701 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bozena Raducha (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
FUNDACION INTRAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
Calle Martin Santos Romero, Num. 1
47016 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henar Conde (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barry De Wit (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 700
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beate Becker (Ms.)
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 45 600
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Ferracci (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barry De Wit (Mr.)