The technical-scientific development, along with the various measures of social development, determined important changes in the life of modern societies, particularly in Western culture. Average life expectancy has increased and the course of disease has changed. In general, people live longer, but not necessarily better. Acute and infectious diseases gave way to chronic diseases, often associated with multiple comorbidities.
In this line of thought, the World Health Organization presents palliative care as a priority strategy within the scope of health policies, recommending a systematic and programmed approach.
This postgraduate course comes in line with the proposed recommendations and also with the recommendations of the National Commission for Palliative Care, created in November 2014 which, in the Strategic Plan for the Development of Palliative Care for the biennium 2017-2018, sustains the need to develop specialized palliative care in the country, accessible at all levels of health care, focusing on the importance of investment in research and training, namely in terms of post-graduate training programs for health professionals.
in progress | Next issue: September 23, 2022
10 months | 60 ECTS
Fortnightly (Friday afternoon and Saturday every day) – exceptionally it may work for weeks in a row.
Students have the possibility to opt for one of two attendance regimes: face-to-face and distance (live transmission).
Health professionals holding a bachelor’s degree (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, gerontologists, and other related areas).
This course is taught in Portuguese.
Partially funded course.
For more informations: https://www.santamariasaude.pt/pos-graduacoes/cuidados-paliativos/