ATLANTES: Human Dignity, Advanced Illness and Palliative Care

Intangible Values

Intangibles de cuidados paliativos

Essential values of Palliative Care (PC) are hard to identify or evaluate as they are not visible, and therefore, hard to explain or understand. This project aims to explore the anthropological, historical and ethical aspects of PC by examining values such as gratitude, compassion and dignity To understand the essential attributes and values of PC, honouring the humanity of the endeavour, and sharing a common humanity and vulnerability among the intervening people, from multiple perspectives.


Among others, the ATLANTES Program carries out the following funded projects:

It has received funding from the EU Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (grant agreement 825700).

It has received funding from the Fondo de Investigación en Salud del Instituto de Salud Carlos III and the European Regional Development Fund. Ref: PI18/01703.


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Main Researcher

María ArantzamendiMaría Arantzamendi Solabarrieta
Extension: 803422
Office: 1040 (1st floor, ICS)


Research Team

· Alazne Belar (ICS)
· Marina Martínez (Clínica Universidad de Navarra)

· Carole Robinson (University of British Columbia)
· María Aparicio
· Nunziata Comoretto