Center for Collaborative Palliative Care

We work with education, clinical development, and research and public engagement within palliative care. Our focus is to design a sustainable palliative care that is co-created by patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and researchers.

Center for Collaborative Palliative Care was established in January 2013 and is funded by The Kamprad Family Foundation, Linnaeus University, Region Kronoberg, and the eight municipalities in Kronoberg County.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual (World Health Organization).

Palliative care and Covid-19

Information about palliative care and Covid-19 pandemic is continuously being developed in Sweden. It will be gathered at the website for Palliative Competence Center in Stockholm and will be constantly updated. There will be information which will benefit healthcare professionals, both for those working in general and for those working in specialized palliative care.

Examples of information about palliative care and Covid-19:

  • Video and document ”Symptom management and Covid-19, in general palliative care”
  • Video ”Conversations with family members at end-of-life and Covid-19”
  • Vidoe ”Palliative nursing at Covid-19”
  • Conversation guide: ”Covid-19 – conversations with patients”

Do you have questions about palliative care and Covid-19?

Center for Collaborative Palliative care wants to support you and answer questions about palliative care and Covid-19. Contact Helene Reimertz (helene.reimertz@kronoberg.se) or Anna Sandgren (anna.sandgren@lnu.se) and let us know your questions and needs, so we together can plan for which support you need at your workplaces (applies only the County of Kronoberg).

The Region Kronoberg has developed local guidelines: Guidelines regarding general palliative care and Covid-19 pandemic”. The document involves symptom management, conversations with patients and family members, documentation, support from the palliative care team etc.

Our vision

Our vision is that all patients with life-threatening illnesses and their family members should experience a good palliative care. Patients and family members should feel that they get support and that family members get support after the patient’s death.

Our goal is that healthcare professionals should be well-trained in order to be able to work with patients and family members to create a well-functioning palliative care. The care is to be developed so that these parties, together with researchers, apply so-called evidence-based care in a continuous, integrative learning. In this way, the patients’ and family members’ involvement in the care is strengthened, which increases the quality of care.

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