Personal Project


As part of the course participants will be requested to work on a personal project in the field of palliative and hospice care. They will be responsible for the development of the concept of the project and are expected to implement the first practical steps during the course of the European Palliative Care Academy.

The project can be implemented at the palliative care institution in which they are currently working or at the community/ regional level. The project should be new, feasible and affect positive change in the palliative care institution and/or the field of palliative care in the home region of the participant. It can be in any area of palliative care (i.e. service development, organisational development, advocacy, education, research).

The project idea needs to be presented with the application and convince the selection committee that the applicant is the right person to implement the project.

In the table below you can see the participants’ project titles from the Leadership Course 2015-2017.


Name                        Institution Project Title
Gabriela Burlacu Hospice Casa Sperantei, Bucharest
Cancer family caregivers during the palliative, hospice, and bereavement phases: A review of the descriptive psychosocial literature
Adriana Caruntu Saint Nektarios Palliative Care Centre, Romania Psychological Counseling Curriculum in Palliative Care
Simone Cernesi Primary Care Trust, Sassuolo, Modena, Italy Do General Practitioners, Patients and Caregivers Need an Additional Framework for Palliative Care in the Community?
Michael Connolly University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland A service level evaluation of clinical case review as a learning tool in a palliative care in-patient setting
Malgorzata Fopka-Kowalczyk Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland Self-care of family members in palliative care
Mariona Guerrero-Torrelles Institut Català d’Oncologia and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain AIDD-A (Advanced Intervention Desire to Die): Assessment and Answer
Irena Laska Shoqata Kujdesi Shendetesor Familjar and F.S. Noli University, Korce, Albania The impact of terminal diseases on family members
Juan-Pablo Leiva Santos Department of Palliative Care, Hospital de Manacor, Mallorca, Spain Designing a curriculum to support end-of-life issues for firemen in Spain. “Firemen Care”
Philipp Lenz University Hospital of Münster, Germany Concept of a palliative care consult service at the University Hospital of Münster


Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland Current needs of psychologists working in palliative care
Joanna Matyja Archidiecezjalny Dom Hospicyjny bł. Jana Pawła II, Katowice, Poland Non-medical forms of assistance for terminally ill cancer patients. Wide-range training for volunteers
Malgorzata Olszewska Hospice Światło, Torun, Poland Attitudes of volunteers in palliative care in context end-of-life care
Vladimir Poroch University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr.T.Popa”, Iasi, Romania Developing a New Pathway for Management of Palliative Care Patients with Advanced Cancer in Iaşi County
Loreta Rasute Rezgiene Siauliai Hospital, Cancer Clinic, Lithuania Fundraising for cancer patients’ palliative care
Lyn Silove Hospitalisation à Domicile, Fondation Oeuvre de la Croix Saint-Simon, Paris, France A model of a palliative care day centre based on best practice abroad and adapted to local practice in Paris, France
Iryna Slugotska Regional Clinical Palliative Care Centre, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine Home palliative care – a model to increase accessibility of PC for people in Ukraine (based on example of Precarpatian region)
Andreas Stähli Johannes-Hospiz, Münster, Germany Palliative care for patients with a migration background: a tool
Britta Thome Hospiznetz geG, Marburg, Germany Neva: quality measurement as well as needs –evaluation and prioritization of family care givers in a specialized home centered palliative care (= SAPV) in the rural area of Marburg-Biedenkopf
Matthias Villalobos University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany Implementation of a palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer considered for oncological phase I-trials at the National Centre for Tumour Diseases (NCT Heidelberg University): a qualitative study