For the eighth consecutive year, the WeCare Chair held its annual workshop on palliative care and end-of-life care with national and international experts and members of its own team. On this occasion, the International Workshop was titled ‘Understanding all the needs of the patient: a systematic evaluation‘, and kept the purpose of gathering and analyzing information in a systematic and cross-sectional way on aspects related to the initial assessment of the patient and family by the palliative care team, a key aspect to improve the well-being of both the patient and the family. The speakers addressed a crucial issue in palliative care, such as the systematic assessment of the needs of patients and families. This space was also used to present the advances from its line of research that the group has carried out during the last year. The topics considered taboo when evaluating a patient were also discussed.
The two days had a multidisciplinary perspective with the participation of all members of the team. In addition, the patient’s gaze was also integrated, including the Spanish Patient Forum.
This year the Workshop was determined by the online format, which allowed the presentations to be broadcast live on two different afternoons. Despite the circumstances, it was possible to maintain the debate and answer questions that the attendees could ask through an open chat.
The WeCare Chair thanks all the attendees and the speakers for their collaboration in this version of the International Workshop.