The aim of the International Observatory on End of Life Care is to undertake high quality research, clinical studies, evaluation, education, advocacy and consultancy to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers. The Observatory works closely with the local health and social care community in the North West, as well as nationally and internationally. We offer a range of methodological and theoretical expertise drawn from clinical and social science perspectives.
Our aims are to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and carers, and they include:
Our research focuses upon the following areas:
Established in 2003, the International Observatory on End of Life Care is now a globally recognised centre of excellence for research in palliative and end of life care. Since the early days the range of work undertaken at the Observatory has expanded dramatically and the numbers of staff, students, honorary members and associates have increased commensurately.
Co-Director: Sheila Payne
Co-Director: Catherine Walshe
On the 24th June, the International Observatory on End of Life Care held a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lancaster University, entitled "21st Century End of Life Care: A shared responsibility?"
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