Palliative Care

Main lines of research

  • Symptom evaluation and control: pain, dyspnoea, cognitive failure, complex situations.
  • End-of-life ethical issues: sedation, expression of a desire for death, euthanasia.
  • Psychosocial care for patients and families: adaptation to the terminal situation, grief, spiritual needs.
  • Training in palliative care: training needs, outcomes.
  • Art therapy.


  • Psychosocial care for patients and families.
  • Counselling and hospital sensitization.
  • Quality evaluation and control.
  • Symptom evaluation and control.
  • Integrated care: analysis and care of endof- life emotional, social and spiritual dimensions
  • and adequate ethical reflection in decision making.

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