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The Basic Principles of Palliative Care

Subject: The basic principles of palliative care and end-of-life care.

Experience: We have held this programme of seminars for health professionals yearly since February 2009.  The seminars are delivered by specaiized educators  from Greece and Romania.

Who is it for? Anyone whose training or specialty is linked to palliative care: doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, members of the clergy, and health service administrators.

Aims of the programme:

  • Participants learn about palliative care and gain an increased awareness of its philosophy and practice.
  • Participants acquire a basic knowledge of the discipline, and acquire palliative and end-of-life care skills.
  • Participants advocate for palliative care at their workplace and further afield.

Course location: Galilee Palliative Care Centre, Events Hall, 23 Agiou Dimitriou Street, Spata

Dates and times: One week per year, usually close to Orthodox Easter. Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00

Trainers: Professionals and experts in palliative care, nursing teachers from Athens University, and members of our own interdisciplinary team and the team from Merimna

Course overview:

  • Basic Principles of Palliative Care: The Care Model
  • Patient Assessment: The Care Plan
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • The definition and types of pain, and principles of dealing with pain
  • Symptom assessment and management
  • Psychosocial problems
  • Communication skills and breaking the bad news techniques
  • Ethical dillemas in Palliative Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Team dynamics
  • Self care
  • The Role of Volunteers in Palliative Care

Cost: €80 (including registration, training materials, and light lunch every day)

The seminar is carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Health, the Athens University Nursing Department and Athens Medical Association.

For more information call us on 210-6635955 (Extension 15) or email us on