One of the aims of PRC is to implement evidence-based research into daily clinical practice, and also into further palliative care research. Here you can find some examples of this.

 

EAPC Basic Dataset

An international consensus has been reached regarding how to characterize a palliative care cancer population: The EAPC Basic Dataset. Read about it on the EAPC Blog!

The paper by Katrin R Sigurdardottir et al could be accessed at Palliative Medicine Online

The work was performed as an extension of the project PRISMA (Reflecting the Positive Diversities of European Priorities for Research and Measuerment in End-of-Life Care) and in cooperation with the European Association for Palliative Care.

The PRC encourages researchers and clinicians to start using the EAPC Basic Dataset for characterizations of palliative care cancer populations!

 

The EAPC Basic Dataset patient form could be downloaded here

The EAPC Basic Dataset personnel form could be downloaded here.

EPCRC guidelines

The European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) developed new guidelines for assessment and classification of pain, cachexia and depression. The guidelines are meant to aid clinicians across Europe in providing optimal palliative care. 

 

 

The publications from this work can be found in our publication list, and the patient friendly versions of the guidelines can be downloaded here:

Pain

Cachexia

Depression

EAPC Opioid Guidelines 2012

The new EAPC recommendations on the use of opioids for cancer pain have been published in Lancet Oncology (Feb 2012).

The updated EAPC guidelines on use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain are outcomes of the EU collaborative EPCRC.

The content of the guidelines was defined by topics, and a systematic review was conducted within each topic. The recommendations were thereafter developed by a writing committee, resulting in 16 evidence-based guidelines for using opiods when treating cancer pain.

A webversion of the guidelines is available through http://www.eapcnet.eu/Themes/Research/Publications/EAPCOpioidGuidelines2012.aspx