Palliative care in Europe: how to care for the most vulnerable ?
There is room for a public debate on palliative care across the EU, says COMECE in an Opinion published today.
As European society gets older, an increasing number of elderly people require palliative care. The European Commission is currently working on a European framework on Palliative Care. In order to contribute to the discussion around this new Framework, the COMECE Working Group on Ethics in Research and Healthcare has produced an Opinion on the subject of palliative care, which was launched on 22 February. Set in the context of on-going discussion at EU level, both within the EU institutions and in wider society, the report reflects on how medical competence is best combined with the most humane techniques adopted by health professionals to guarantee an optimum level of care for a vulnerable and dependent population group.