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Interdiciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE) 1.09.2007-31.08.2008

Interdiciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE)
1.09.2007 - 31.08.2008

This intensive programme focuses on End-of-life issues and wants to meet the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical needs needs of patients and caregivers.

Our Western culture has a hard time to deal with dying as a part of life. The fundamental meening of palliative care is more than a structure of facilities. Also the professionals providing care need a feeling that they can help these people in a meaningful way, even though the curative means are no longer of use.

Central in this programme is that students, participants from the clinical field and staff will cooperate in the international, intercultural and interdiciplinary teams on the care of clients in the last part of their lives (Palliative Care). The course outline consists of different basic topics: communication, pain and symptom control, complementary care, spiritual and existential pain, ethical aspects and Medical Decisions on End of Life (MDEL), bereavement and mourning. These last few years a lot of legal changes have been accomplished regarding euthanasia, palliative care and patient´s rights.  

Participating Institutions:
University College Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent, BELGIUM
Tallinn Health College, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Vilnius College in Higher Education, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Oslo University College, Oslo, NORWAY
Technological Education Institution (T.E.I.) of Athens, Athens, GREECE
Sétubal Polytechnic Institute, Sétubal, PORTUGAL
Charles University, 3rd Medical Faculty, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC 

THC project team:
Karin Lilienberg
Hanna- Maria Vardja
Tiina Juhansoo
Ulla Küüts
Sandra Pais
Siiri Siimenson
Ave Uke
Hanna- Stiina Heinmets 


28.10.- 1.11.2007. Preparatory meeting of the LLP intensiive programme "Palliative and End of Life Care" in Setubal Polytechnic Institute, Portugal. Particpant: Karin Lilienberg. 
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15.11.2007. Work meeting of the LLP/ERASMUS IC "Interdiciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-life Care" (IPPE) in Tallinn Health College. Participants: Tiina Juhansoo, Karin Lilienberg.

13.01. - 25.01.2008. Course of the LLP intensive programme "Palliative and End of Life Care" in Gent (13. - 18.01.08) and Brugge (19. - 25.01.08), Belgium. Participants from THC: lecturer Karin Lilienbergand students Ulla Küüts, Siiri Siimenson, Ave Uke, Sandra Pais, Hanna- Stiina Heinmets.