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EAPC blog Bert Quintiens: Compassionate communities: a global expansion.

  • March 31, 2022

‘Editor’s Choice’ in the March 2022 issue of Palliative Medicine

Bert Quintiens introduces the background to the longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the March 2022 issue of Palliative Medicine. His research revolves around a process and outcome evaluation of Belgium’s first Compassionate Community initiatives.

"It is increasingly recognised that as well as health services, the public need to get involved to positively influence the health and wellbeing of all people with serious illnesses, their carers, relatives, friends and neighbours. Compassionate Communities is a term which is used to propose a possible answer to achieve this by initiating social initiatives that work together with the public in actions around serious illness, death, dying and bereavement."

EAPC Blog by Bert Quintiens: Compassionate communities: a global expansion.