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Patient-centered palliative care pathways in advanced cancer and chronic disease

Objective

Integrated delivery systems of care, e.g. networks of health organizations and professionals who work together to coordinate services to meet their patients’ needs, are an important way of linking fragmented services and maximizing system efficiency and seamlessness of patient transition. Research increasingly shows that patients with advanced cancer and advanced chronic disease are treated well by integrated palliative care pathways, with comparable quality of care at lower costs. Palliative care involves the multidisciplinary care for patients in the last phase of life-threatening disease and is expected to largely grow due to the ageing of the European population. However, palliative care in Europe is still mostly organized across institutional lines: hospital, home care, hospice. This project aims at the identification of best practices in integrated palliative care with regard to quality of life and quality of care. Mixed methods will be used to identify models for integrated palliative care in Europe and to assess patient/caregiver experiences and perceptions within these pathways at the one hand and organizational, managerial, financial and regulatory aspects of these integrated pathways at the other hand. The project will evaluate existing initiatives for patients with cancer, COPD and CHF, and will deliver recommendations on (requirements for) best practices in integrated palliative care. This will also include recommendations on (changes in) skill mix of health professionals. Results will be disseminated via conferences, articles, and an interactive website including an e-learning module. This project will contribute vastly to the improvement of the (organization of) care for patients with advanced cancer and chronic disease and can be extrapolated to other patients with complex care needs.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 038 375,58
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 988
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beate Becker
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 605
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary English (Mrs.)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 210 514
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jozsefne Krutki (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 154
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 75 360
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Clive Ondari (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE EUROPEA PER LE CURE PALLIATIVE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 280
Address
Via Venezian 1
20133 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heidi Blumhuber (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 511,42
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 76 342,50
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugene Sophia (Mr.)
ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
United States
EU contribution
€ 17 700
Address
One Gustave L Levy Place Box 1075
10029 6574 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ellen Miller (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 85 763
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fco. Javier Irigoyen Barrio (Mr.)