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"Stand by me" ΠNew initiative in palliative care in Croatia

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“STAND BY ME”
Veljko ðorñević, Marijana Braš
Centre for Palliative Medicine, Medical Ethics and Communication Skills
(CEPAMET)
School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia
Bruxelles, May 4th 2011
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PALLIATIVE MEDICINE IN CROATIA?
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Palliative medicine in Croatia
Despite numerous professional activities in Croatia (since
1994), at the beginning of 2010 there has not been
established any institution for palliative care or
palliative ward in a hospital in the whole country;
Apart from the activities of several NGOs and local
projects, palliative medicine is not integrated into
the Croatian health care system.
Insufiicient education about palliative medicine and pain
management at all levels.
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Public-health campaign “Stand by me"
Project “Stand by me” is a result of multiannual effort of medical professionals,
governmental and NGO’s, enthusiasts and friends to develop palliative
medicine and better pain management in Croatia;
Main organizers:
- Croatian Medical Association-Croatian Society for Palliative Mediicine
- Croatian Centre for Palliative Care
Partners:
- School of Medicine University of Zagreb
- SANDOZ
- Foundation “Oncology”
Supported by:
- Croatian Prime Minister Mrs Jadranka Kosor
- Croatian President Prof Ivo Josipovic
- around 400 NGO’s
- private companies
- Individuals
- media
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Aims of the project “Stand by me”
• To raise public awareness about palliative medicine and
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pain management
To develop education at all levels (undergraduate,
postgraduate and continuing medical education) about
palliative
medicine,
pain
management
and
communication skills with those patiens;
To establish the first palliative care units in the country
To develop National Strategy for Palliative Medicine
To participate at international initiatives and to develop
international cooperation;
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Start of the project “Stand by me”
Press conference (April 21st, 2010)- more than 200 participants
Web page www.ostaniuzmene.com
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Public events
• Organization of numerous public meetings in Croatian cities (Zagreb,
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Rijeka, Pula, Osijek...)
Involvment of Coalition of Patients’ Organization (around 200 NGO’s),
other NGO’s and volunteers
Educational materials for public
Numerous presentations in media (national and local TV’s, radio,
internet)
Involvment a number of famous public people in Croatia (singers,
actors, sportsmen, politicians etc.)
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Support form President and Prime Minister
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Press clipping
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Educational activities
Three postgraduate courses about palliative medicine, pain management
and communication skills with international participation (for physicians,
pharmacists, social workers,nurses, psychologists)
Educational activities through Croatian Medical Association for physicians
in all Croatian counties;
Development of undergraduate curricula
Presentations at many national and international congresses, conferences
Presentation at the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts
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RESULTS
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Opening the Centre for Palliative Medicine,
Medical Ethics and Communication Skills
(CEPAMET) in ZAGREB
CEPAMET is part of the School of Medicine
University of Zagreb (September 21st,2010)
Two educational departments (palliative medicine,
communication skills)
Donation dinner (Hotel Sheraton, November 26th,
2010) for the building of Center;
Beginning of work – many different educational
activities
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Donation dinners
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Osijek
Ambulatory Unit for Palliative Medicine
in Health Centre Osijek
Opening of Palia-Center
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Koprivnica
Opening of Day Hospital and Ambulatory
Unit in county hospital
Multidisciplinary Team
Pain Unit
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Pula
Multidisciplinary palliative team
Educational activities
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Novi Marof
Beginning of building palliative ward at the hospital
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Gospić
Palliative team at the Center for Public Health (physician, nurse,
psychologist)
Home visits
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Rijeka
Health Center Rijeka –three palliative teams
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School of Medicine - Zagreb
Building of Pain Unit (ambulatory, day hospital)
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New educational activities
How to communicate with pain patient?
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How to educate volunteers?
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Award
Annual award from the Croatian Medical Association for the action
“Stand by me”
Organization of Humanitarian Ball (Croatian Medical Association)
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Greetings from Dubrovnik!
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