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Palliative care competencies for geriatricians across Europe: a Delphi consensus study

ContributorsPautex, Sophie Marie; Roller-Wirnsberger, Regina; Singler, Katrin; Van den Noortgate, Nele; SIG palliative care, SIG education of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS)
Publication date2021

Integration of palliative care competencies with geriatric medicine is important for quality of care for older people, especially in the last years of their life. Therefore, knowledge and skills about palliative care for older people should be mandatory for geriatricians. The European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) has launched a postgraduate curriculum for geriatric medicine recently. Based on this work, the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Palliative care in collaboration with the SIG in Education and Training aimed to develop a set of specific palliative care competencies to be recommended for training at a postgraduate level. Competencies were defined using a modified Delphi technique based upon a Likert like rating scale. A template to kick off the first round and including 46 items was developed based on pre-existing competencies developed in Switzerland and Belgium.

  • Consensus
  • Curriculum
  • European Union
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Older people
  • Palliative care
  • Postgraduate training
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PAUTEX, Sophie Marie et al. Palliative care competencies for geriatricians across Europe: a Delphi consensus study. In: European Geriatric Medicine, 2021. doi: 10.1007/s41999-020-00445-5
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