PTCare (2017-2019)

PTCare – Improving qualification and competencies of palliative and end-life caregivers on EU level through ECVET outcomes based comparative competence framework, ECVET learning repository portal and self-assessment competence tool

Website: https://ptcare.eu/

2017-1-BG01-KA202-036214

Start date: 1 December 2017
Duration: 24 months

Partnership

  • MUNICIPALITY OF ZLATOGRAD, ZLATOGRAD, Bulgaria
  • MARIE CURIE ASSOCIATION-MCA BRANCH SMOLYAN, SMOLYAN, Bulgaria
  • Initiatives Network Association, Lithuania
  • TRISYS LTD, NICOSIA, Cyprus
  • PÉCS-BARANYAI HOSPICE ALAPÍTVÁNY, PÉCS, Hungary
  • PHOENIXKM BVBA, KORTEMARK, Belgium

Aims and objectives

  • to raise the awareness among partners countries and on a EU level about the importance of matching the competences and standards in the palliative care provision by offering a comparative competence framework;
  • to identify the competences mismatch and further establish training pathways for additional qualitative training provision offered through a specific learning repository based on the ECVET learning outcomes metadata;
  • enable participating organization to enhance and widen their policies and core activities as well as to generate improvements of the knowledge, skills and competences of the staff of partners institutions and of those in their network which will result in improved outcomes in their organizational culture and improvement of the quality of the provided palliative care services;
  • to assess and improve (by provision of up-to-date training materials) the competences of the professionals who are providing palliative care services to people with severe health conditions;
  • to improve the quality assurance in vocational palliative care training, provided to (palliative) care providers based on EQAVET recommendations;
  • to decrease the social and economic burden to the families of suffering patients.

Target groups

  • Direct users
    • Palliative and end-life care professionals (palliative nurses, physiotherapists, health assistants, hospice workers, social workers)
    • Palliative and end-life care providers staff (hospitals, hospices, social centers, elderly care centers, private home)
    • VET training providers in the field of palliative and social care
    • Quality assurance providers (representatives) in VET and Health care
  • Beneficiaries
    • People with severe health conditions / terminal / palliative/ end-life care
    • Family members of people with severe health conditions
    • Representatives of NGOs that represent PwDs
    • Employers / Managers of hospices, hospital palliative centers and other relevant in the social and health care sector
    • Social partners
    • Governmental bodies involved in local and regional social and health care provision / municipalities

Outcomes

  • Manual on Palliative Care Competences Framework in Europe
  • Executive summary
  • PTCare competences assessment tool
  • PTCare learning resources repository for further VET training of palliative and end-life caregivers
  • PTCare service awareness video on palliative care provision
  • PTCare interactive learning portal

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