This event brought together professionals from academia/research, clinical practice, policy makers and civil society with the aim of sharing best practices and results on the role of palliative and end-of-life care in public health.
Ascensión García, from Polibienestar presented the European Horizon 2020 InAdvance project, specifically the results of the multi-centre qualitative study, which aimed to detect the needs of elderly patients with complex chronic diseases and their relatives or informal carers, as well as the social and healthcare professionals in charge of this type of patients. This study was carried out in 4 countries, Valencia-Spain, Amadora-Portugal, Thessaloniki-Greece and Inverness-Scotland.
For this purpose, 66 patients, 28 carers and 63 professionals were interviewed and their needs have been taken into consideration in the next steps of the project. For example, a clinical trial is currently underway in the aforementioned cities in order to detect and address the palliative needs of this group as soon as possible.
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