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Unit profile


The Institute for Palliative Care is part of Lund University and Region Skåne. We work with research, development and education in palliative care. The overall goal being that the care of people at the end of life should have the highest possible priority and quality, regardless of the type of illness and where the person is cared for.


Our research projects are based on different perspectives, such as communication in health care, public health and community, early intervention in palliative care, existential issues and challenges at the end of life, as well as care of the dying person. The research is linked to both national and international working groups and networks. Priority is given to educational activities for health care professionals in palliative care. Courses involving conversation skills training with actors are an important part of our activities. To address some of the challenges in caring for patients at the end of life, we have developed a decision support tool to better understand and meet the palliative care needs of patients. This includes evidence-based guidance with the aim of making the right care interventions at the right time. It has already been widely disseminated nationally and is being monitored scientifically with the aim of ensuring that the individual - the patient - is always the center of attention.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Nursing

Free keywords

  • Palliative care
  • End-of-life care
  • Delivery of health care
  • Hospice care
  • Palliative medicine
  • Home care service
  • Specialist palliative home care
  • Communication

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  • Sandblomsstipendium

    Woodworth, Jamie (Recipient), 2022 Oct 17

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)