Project objectives:


The main objectives for the project are as follows:


  1. Investigate current state of the art in the delivery of palliative sedation, including terminology used, through a comprehensive literature review and national surveys
  2. Perform an observational, international multicentre study of palliative sedation practices in five palliative care centres
  3. Perform a qualitative multiple case study of palliative sedation in five centres in Europe to enrich understanding of palliative sedation practices from the perspectives of physicians, nurses, and bereaved family members
  4. Conduct a moral case deliberation in 16 clinical centres across Europe to investigate clinical decision making about refractory symptoms and proportional palliative sedation
  5. Perform a cost consequence analysis and formulate policy recommendations of a proportional palliative sedation approach
  6. Revise the current European framework on palliative sedation using a Delphi procedure
  7. Develop and deliver an online educational course to help clinicians, patients, families, and interested people to better understand the use of palliative sedation for refractory symptoms, including medical and ethical aspects
  8. Disseminate the key messages throughout the duration of the PalliativeSedation project and beyond using a targeted, timely and fully integrated knowledge transfer and exchange approach, which will include the publication of a free-to-download e-book

PalliativeSedation PERT Chart