The WeCare Chair receives a grant from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and the ERDF to design and systematise the assessment of patients in the field of palliative care

19 de December de 2019

The Instituto de Salud Carlos III of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the European Regional Development Fund have awarded one of its grants to the team of researchers of the WeCare Chair for a national multicentre project focused on palliative care. Of the 589 projects to which the Spanish Government has awarded grants…

7th International Workshop of the WeCare Chair

9 de December de 2019

  On 22 November, the Barcelona Campus hosted the annual international workshop organised by the WeCare Chair with the support of Áltima, the Catalan Institute of Oncology and Ferrer. The conference, entitled New Horizons: Palliative Care in Haematology, brought together specialist national and international speakers in the field of haematology and palliative care. More than…

Course: What do I say? Communication in complex clinical situations

17 de June de 2019

For the first time ever, on 17 June, the WeCare Chair organised a course for UIC Barcelona students aimed at fostering tools and communication skills for use in complex clinical situations. The course was divided into two parts: an initial theory part, which laid down the foundations for a good communicative process; and a second…

Andrea Rodríguez carries out a research stay at the University of Alberta

15 de May de 2019

Dr Andrea Rodríguez-Prat, a researcher in the WeCare Chair, carried out a research stay at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) between December 2018 and May 2019. During her stay, she worked with Dr Donna Wilson, professor in the Faculty of Nursing, president of the Alberta Palliative Care Hospice Association and an expert in research…

Seminar: Assessing suffering in patients with advanced cancer

8 de February de 2019

Professor Joaquim Limonero (UAB), a psychologist with a long career in palliative care research, presented several of his studies on suffering and emotional distress in patients at the end of life. These studies offer theoretical models and ways of assessing these phenomena. His research group recently developed an instrument which can be easily used in…

WeCare Chair participates in the fifth edition of the Interdisciplinary Approach to the Elderly Seminar

20 de November de 2018

The main topic of this year’s edition was communication with terminally ill patients. Fourth-year students from the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing organise the fifth edition of the Interdisciplinary Approach to the Elderly Seminar. On Monday 5 November, the Sant Cugat Campus hosted the fifth Interdisciplinary Approach to the Elderly Seminar, a conference organised and led…