Hospice Casa Sperantei

We are creating a palliative care information center that focuses on educating patients and caregivers.

Need

In Europe, the European Association for Palliative Care guides the education of nurses on palliative care. A previous project funded by our Bridging Cancer Care initiative focused on increasing access to quality palliative care services for patients in Romania and the region by developing standardized training at the basic and specialist levels. The Palliative Care Information Center of Excellence will build on that platform to deliver effective methods for reducing disparities in cancer care and outcomes, as well as a leadership curriculum and basic palliative care education for nurses in rural hospitals with the aim of empowering and motivating them to advocate for palliative care nursing.

Project

The Palliative Care Information Center of Excellence will act as a palliative care information center that focuses on educating patients and caregivers. The center will offer a Palliative Care Leadership Program open to international applicants, provide standardized nursing education in Romania that will enable nursing students to acquire professional palliative care competencies, and provide comprehensive specialist palliative care nursing education that will establish the program as a national standard for advanced practice palliative care specialist nurses. The Palliative Care Information Center of Excellence will also develop workshops with decision-makers in the health field, including the Romanian Ministry of Health, National Order for Registered Nurses, state nursing colleges, nongovernmental organizations and public health representatives.

Project Leader

Nicoleta Mitrea, Nicoleta.mitrea@hospice.ro

Learn more about Nicoleta Mitrea's work at Hospice Casa Speranţei

Partners

  • Hospice Casa Sperantei
  • Romanian Ministry of Health
  • National Order for Registered Nurses