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LISBON SERIES on PALLIATIVE CARE - 3rd edition (2017/18)

In Depth reviews for Palliative Care and non Palliative Care Health Professionals:
Focus on Non-Cancer Patients  (Post-graduation course)

Target learners and participants

Goals

Learning Methods

Organisation and structure

Schedule

Evaluation

Coordination

Application

Location

Contacts

  


  


    
  There is a growing acknowledgement, based on research and clinical experience, of the need for palliative care to go beyond cancer populations. This is highlighted by the World Health Organization when it states that Palliative Care is not only for cancer patients but for all persons who have a life-threatening condition.

Only 5% to 10% of deaths occur suddenly and unexpectedly. The majority of deaths follow longer illness trajectories related to conditions such as cancer, organ failure, dementia and frailty. In many developed countries the former three account for up to 70% of deaths.

Patients with non-cancer progressive incurable illnesses face as many needs, and sometimes even more, than patients with cancer diagnoses. Their illness trajectories are also often more prolonged and less predictable than cancer patients with advanced disease. To meet these needs, health care professionals have to equip themselves with competencies that allow them to better care for patients with progressive, incurable illnesses, whether the patients have cancer or non-cancer diagnoses.

The Universidade Católica Portuguesa, which has a mission to improve the Dignity of the Human Being and Excellence in Health Care, is proud to present the “Lisbon Series on Palliative Care” to promote education of health care professionals in the area of Palliative Care across the illness trajectory. The “Lisbon Series” is a course, made up of several curricular units that are presented throughout the year addressing specific non-cancer populations.  Content experts, recognized for their clinical expertise and academic accomplishments in the field, will be presenting the Series.
  
 
Target learners and participants

The “Lisbon Series” is open to any health care professional who is interested in acquiring additional knowledge and skills in this area, whether he/she works in a specialist palliative care service or not. All health professionals, no matter what specialty area, are invited to attend. Professionals working in areas such as palliative care, internal medicine, emergency care, intensive care, cardiology, pneumology, nephrology, neurology, geriatrics, to mention only a few, are particularly welcome. All other disciplines are also welcome.

 

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Goals

The goals of the “Lisbon Series” are to serve as a Knowledge Translation and Diffusion platform for diffusing best practices and evidence in palliative care. Participants will be able to apply best practices in this area in their daily practices and to engage with experts in the field. 

 

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Learning Methods

An interactive, learner-centered approach will be used. This will be supported by case and problem-based learning approaches, ongoing opportunities for interaction between participants and presenters as well as among participants. Group discussions will be encouraged, providing excellent opportunities for exchange and sharing one’s clinical realities and experiences. Current literature in the field, as well as seminal studies and papers will be reviewed and discussed. 

 

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Organisation and structure

The “Lisbon Series” will be held between january and june 2018.
The program will be held in English.

Total Number of ECTS: 20
Total of 100 classroom hours

Each of the modules that make up the full course will last one day and a half, depending on the topics.

Classes are lectured in english but evalution will be in portuguese.

 

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Schedule

Schedule: Modules will, with some exceptions, generally be held approximately every 3 weeks on Friday afternoons (14:00-18:00h) and Saturdays (full day, from 9:00-18:00h). 

Program and Teachers (to be available soon) 

 

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Evaluation

A multipronged evaluation approach will be used that is designed to encourage reflection and learning. They will therefore be part of the learning process. This will include short knowledge quizzes and attitudes and comfort surveys pre and post the different units. Evaluation is a requirement for ECTS creditation.   

 

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Coordination
  • Prof. Manuel Luís Capelas (Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Institute of Health Sciences)
  • Prof. José Luís Pereira (Scientific Officer, Pallium Canada; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Director, Research, College of Family Physicians of Canada)
 

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Application

Applications open until the 15th of december 2017

Detail Conditions on Application Form  
   

Minimum of 25 applicants.  

Send your application form correctly filled to: saude@ics.lisboa.ucp.pt

 

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Location Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Lisbon Campus | Palma de Cima | 1649-023 Lisboa

 

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Contacts

For more informations, please contact:

Tel: 21 721 41 47
saude@ics.lisboa.ucp.pt
www.ics.lisboa.ucp.pt

 

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