Palliative care education

Year established 2014
Activity Education
Sectors Education
Country Palestine

Overall goals

Develop comprehensive intergarted and transformational palliatuve care education in Gaza

Key UK Colleagues and Partners

Cairdeas International Palliatuive Care Trust
Global Health Acdemy, Universty of Edinburgh

Dr Mhoira Leng, Scotland
Dr Martin Leiper, Dundee
Dr Anna Cleminson, Ireland
Prof Matthew Allsop, Leeds

International Partners

Isalamic University of Gaza

Dr Anna Voeuk, Canada
Jenny Hunt, Zimbabwe
Rachel Coghlan, Autralia


Islamic University of Gaza, Shifa Hospital, Gaza

Sustainable development goals

  • SDG 3 - Good health and well-being

Funding source

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust grant
Palestinian Childrens Relief Fund volunteer support


1. Integrate palliative care education and training through a competency based, hybrid, tranformational mode for health and socual care workers in Gaza
a. Undergraduate medical students
b. Undergraduate nursing students
c. Postgraduate residents (communication and ethics )
d. Postgraduate professional Diploma and Masters programmes

2. Through improved competencies improve acess to palliative care and alleviation of preventable serious health related suffering

Project aims

Educational skills for undergraduate multidisciplinary teaching in palliative care both onsite and distant mode
Support for the Diploma and Masters programme to include development of materials, innovative learning modes, setting and marking assignments, mentorship
Support for mentoring clinical skills for practice modules
Skills in development and implementation of communication and ethics training for all residents in training by the MOH

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