ATLANTES: Human Dignity, Advanced Illness and Palliative Care
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:
- ‘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
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
· Alazne Belar (ICS)
· Marina Martínez (Clínica Universidad de Navarra)
· Carole Robinson (University of British Columbia)
· María Aparicio
· Nunziata Comoretto