The End-of-Life Care Research Group is collaborating with other research groups and institutes in most of its current studies.
At the moment the End-of-Life Care Research Group is coordinating the European funded consortia NAVIGATE and DIADIC, the national consortium CAPACITY and the VUB consortium COCO.
The team has been the coordinator of two European funded consortia (EURO IMPACT and PACE) and three national consortia (INTEGRATE, FLIECE and MELC).
The End-of-Life Care research group is also one of the partners in the European funded projects MYPATH and DISTINCT. Further European funded projects which the group was involved with: ACTION and INDUCT. The group coordinates international studies such as EURO SENTIMELC and IPoD that concern voluntary research collaborations.
European Association for Palliative Care Group membership
Team members of the End-of-Life Care Research Group are involved as chair or co chair in the following EAPC groups:
- EAPC Research Network, chair prof Luc Deliens
- EAPC Reference Group on Public Health & Palliative Care, chairs prof Luc Deliens & prof Joachim Cohen
- EAPC Reference Group on Aging and Palliative Care, chair prof Lieve Van den Block
- EAPC Reference Group on Spiritual Care, chair prof Marie-José Gijsberts
- EAPC Task Force on Palliative Care for People in Prison, chair Kenneth Chambaere
PHPCI promotes practice learning, professional support, and facilitates local and international communication between members around the world in their individual attempts at embedding a public health approach to the practice of palliative care. Prof. Luc Deliens is Ex officio member in the PHPCI council.
The United Nations has declared the period from 2021 to 2030 as the Decade for Healthy Aging. In this context, a new Lancet committee was established: Long-Term Care for Older Persons, which includes Prof. Lieve Van den Block. The committee will strive to develop a roadmap on person-centered long-term care for the elderly so that they can regain their rightful place in society. The focus is on person-centered care as a fundamental part of human rights. A comprehensive palliative care approach is also an important part of this.
European Palliative Care Research Centre
The End-of-Life Care Research Group is International collaborating centre of the European Palliative Care Research Centre, with prof. Luc Deliens as representative.