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End-of-life Care Research Group

Research Group

Main organisation:Research Council
Lifecycle:27 Feb 2002 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The End-of-Life Care Research Group conducts high-quality scientific research in end-of-life care in Belgium and across Europe. Researchers from different scientific backgrounds work in a common research structure to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative research. The group is spearheaded by a number of experienced researchers and strives to optimize the training and support of junior researchers in order to expand future expertise in end-of-life care research.

The research group also aims to achieve maximum dissemination of its research findings through scientific publications, conferences, professional organizations and the popular media. This means our research leads to the improvement of medical training and education, of end-of-life care practice and organization, and of political and institutional policy.

Keywords:end of life care, terminal care, life-terminating support, death certificat studies, bioethics, non treatment decisions, physician assisted suicide, death certificate study, palliative care, end of life decisions, empirical research, euthanasia
Disciplines:Education curriculum, Ethics, Applied sociology, Sociology of life course, family and health, Public health care, Gerontology and geriatrics, Social medical sciences