60 asked worldwide delegates met in December 2016 to think about global possibilities and challenges in palliative care. They collected in the Schloss Leopoldskron (some scenes from ‘The Seem of Music’ were filmed here) to go over and debate seven key questions:
- How can we engage patients and families to make sure that finish of existence care honours what matters most for them, based for culture as well as for context at the amount of the person and also the population?
- Do you know the relative contributions of healthcare and community-based social care in various contexts? Just how can they best be became a member of as much as maintain function, independence, and agency for individuals to whom dying is near?
- Just how can healthcare systems better support families, caregivers and community people in taking care of people of every age group to whom dying is near?
- How are robust processes established and implemented for coming at decisions when patients can’t express their very own preferences? What role does public engagement and government have within this?
- What are most promising evidence-based and price-effective innovations in care for the finish of existence? What yields the finest value to patients, particularly in low- resource settings?
- So what can we gain knowledge from the systems failures in high-earnings countries regarding supporting patients, families and caregivers with palliative care?
- Just how can palliative care best be carried out poor societal deprivation or conflict?
Salzburg Global (SG) began in 1947 for the exact purpose of encouraging intellectual dialogue in publish-war Europe. SG aims to challenge leaders to assist solve important global issues and, since its establishment, SG is a catalyst for global engagement on critical issues in education, health, atmosphere, financial aspects, governance, peace-building and much more. SG achieves this by designing, facilitating and hosting worldwide proper programmes (workshops). Distinctively, Salzburg Global builds connections with and between individuals from an extensive selection of expertise, cultures and professional backgrounds. Within the time period of the workshops, government officials, institutions and people at every stage of the professional development and all sectors are requested to re-think relationships and identify shared interests, goals and outcomes.
A vital results of the session was aimed is the growth and development of ‘A Salzburg Statement of key concepts guiding care for the finish of life’. It had been proof of the freethinking and originality from the participants that the very first time within the good reputation for SG, the end result wasn’t an announcement, but rather, some nine questions. The questions are made to highlight challenges facing the worldwide community and will also be associated with worldwide ‘days’. Each one of the nine questions is going to be described more fully in EAPC blogs over next season.
There is snow and lots of effort, interspersed with serious amounts of socialise and take full advantage of the gorgeous location and, obviously, there is schnitzel, Glühwein along with a Christmas market.
Stick to the global dialogue on Twitter. While using hashtag #allmylifeQs the nine Salzburg Questions is going to be debated throughout 2017.
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