ATLANTES: Human Dignity, Advanced Illness and Palliative Care
The aim of this research line is to explore the anthropological, historical and ethical aspects of palliative care examining values such as gratitude, compassion and dignity and understanding the essential attributes and values of palliative care.
Among others, the ATLANTES Program carries out the following funded projects:
- ‘Palliative Sedation’ – The use of proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms”
It has received funding from the EU Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (grant agreement 825700).
- Dignity and desire for death in patients with advanced disease: a study of associated factors and patients and professionals experiences
It has received funding from theFondo de Investigación en Salud del Instituto de Salud Carlos IIIEuropean Regional Development Fund
Alazne Belar A; Arantzamendi M, Santesteban Y; López-Fidalgo J; Martínez M; Lama M; Rullán M; Olza I; Breeze R; Centeno C. “Cross-sectional survey of the wish to die among palliative patients in Spain: one phenomenon, different experiences” BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
Aparicio M, Centeno C, Juliá G, Arantzamendi M. Gratitude from patients and relatives in palliative care-characteristics and impact: a national survey. BMJ Support Palliat Care.
Arantzamendi M, García-Rueda N, Carvajal A, Robinson C. People with advanced cancer: The Process of Living Well with Awareness of Dying. Qualitative Health Research 2020:
What are families most grateful for after receiving palliative care? Content analysis of written documents received: a chance to improve the quality of care. Aparicio M, et al. BMC Palliative Care.
Palliative care consultants’ ethical concerns with advanced cancer patients participating in phase 1 clinical trials. A case study. Comoretto N, et al. Progress in Palliative Care.
Intangible values of palliative care. Arantzamendi M, et al. European Journal of Palliative Care
· María Arantzamendi (ICS)
· Alazne Belar (ICS)
· Marina Martínez (CUN)
· Ana Carvajal (S.Nursing)
External Collaborators: Carole Robinson (British Columbia), Paula Sapeta (Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco), Nunciata Comoretto (Pontificia Academia para la Vida), Phil Larkin (U. Lausanne), Marcos Lama (Servicio Navarro de Salud), Yolanda Santesteban (HSJD), María del Carmen Lopez (St John’s Hospice).