International conference on
Palliative care and Hospice Nursing
Sep 25-26, 2024
Paris, France
Theme: "From Pain to Peace: Innovations in Palliative Care Nursing"
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Welcome to the International Conference on Palliative Care & Hospice Nursing!

Palliative care 2024 conference stands as a cornerstone of healthcare, offering solace and support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. In the pursuit of excellence, this conference serves as a platform to explore the theme "From Pain to Peace: Innovations in Palliative Care Nursing."

Set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Paris, France, on September 25-26, 2024, our conference brings together esteemed professionals, researchers, educators, and advocates from across the globe. Together, Palliative Care 2024 conference aim to deepen the understanding of palliative care's significance and share insights into innovative practices that promote peace and dignity for patients.

Under the theme "From Pain to Peace: Innovations in Palliative Care Nursing," this Palliative Care 2024 conference promises to be a transformative experience, filled with insights, discussions, and innovations that will shape the future of care.

Set against the enchanting backdrop of Paris, France, on September 25-26, 2024, our gathering will bring together esteemed professionals, researchers, educators, and advocates from around the globe. Together, we will explore cutting-edge strategies, share best practices, and foster collaborations that enhance the quality of life for patients facing life-limiting illnesses.

As we navigate the complexities of modern healthcare, it is imperative to recognize the pivotal role of palliative care and Hospice Care in enhancing quality of life, alleviating suffering, and fostering holistic well-being. Through collaboration and knowledge exchange, Palliative Care 2024 conference strive to advance the field, ensuring that every individual receives the compassionate care they deserve.

We invite you to join us on this transformative journey as we embark on meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and cultivate connections that drive positive change in palliative care nursing.

Conference Oportunities

Palliative Care 2024 provides attendees with the unique opportunity to engage in a comprehensive exploration of the latest advancements and best practices in the field. Through a diverse range of sessions including workshops, keynote presentations, panel discussions, and research presentations, participants will delve into critical topics such as pain management, hospice care, symptom control, psychosocial support, and end-of-life care. These sessions will not only provide attendees with valuable insights and practical skills but also foster meaningful discussions and networking opportunities with peers and experts from around the globe. Additionally, the conference offers an opportunity where attendees can explore innovative products, technologies, and services designed to enhance the delivery of palliative care and hospice nursing, providing a holistic and immersive experience for all participants.

Participation benefits:

Speakers:

Knowledge Dissemination: Share research findings, clinical insights, and best practices with a diverse audience of professionals in the field.

Networking: Connect with fellow experts, researchers, educators, and practitioners in palliative care and hospice nursing.

Professional Development: Receiving feedback and engaging in discussions during and after the presentations to provide valuable insights that contribute to their professional growth and development.

Exposure: Increased visibility leading to recognition of expertise, invitations to participate in other conferences or events, and opportunities to contribute to journals, textbooks, or professional organizations.

Learning Opportunities: Exposure to new ideas and perspectives enriching knowledge base and enhancing the ability to contribute meaningfully to the field.

Publication Opportunities: Presenting research findings at the conference may lead to opportunities for publication in peer-reviewed journals or other scholarly outlets, further establishing speakers' credibility and expertise in their respective areas of focus.

Delegates:

Access to Expert Insights: Gain access to presentations and discussions led by renowned experts in palliative care and hospice nursing, providing valuable insights and perspectives that can inform their practice and career development.

Networking with Peers: Opportunity to connect with peers from around the world, fostering collaborations, sharing best practices, and building professional relationships that can enhance their career trajectory.

Exposure to Cutting-Edge Research: Through poster sessions, oral presentations, and workshops, get exposed to the latest research findings and innovations in palliative, allowing them to stay abreast of advancements in the field and potentially inspire their own research endeavors.

Professional Development Workshops: The Palliative Care conference offers workshops and training sessions focused on enhancing skills such as communication, symptom management, and end-of-life care, providing practical tools and knowledge that can advance delegates' careers.

Continuing Education Opportunities: Many sessions at the conference may be eligible for continuing education credits, enabling delegates to maintain or enhance their professional credentials while staying informed about developments in palliative care and hospice nursing.

Session and Tracks

Pain Management in Palliative Care:

Pain Management session will explore market trends in pharmaceuticals, including the rise of opioid alternatives and personalized pain management approaches. With an aging population and increasing prevalence of chronic illnesses, there's a growing market demand for effective pain management solutions in palliative care. Non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture and mindfulness techniques are also gaining traction, reflecting market preferences for holistic care options. Additionally, the session will address the impact of regulatory changes and reimbursement policies on pain management practices in palliative care settings.

  • Pharmacological interventions for pain relief
  • Non-pharmacological pain management techniques
  • Palliative sedation protocols
  • Managing breakthrough pain episodes

End-of-Life Care Planning:

End-of-Life Care Planning session will examine market trends driving the expansion of advance care planning initiatives, including increased awareness campaigns and legislative efforts. Market analysis reveals a growing market for digital advance care planning tools and telemedicine services, catering to diverse patient populations and improving access to care. Moreover, the session will discuss the influence of cultural factors and socioeconomic disparities on end-of-life care preferences, informing targeted strategies for addressing diverse market needs.

  • Advance directive discussions and documentation
  • Goals of care conversations
  • Hospice enrollment process
  • Legal considerations in end-of-life decision-making

Psychosocial Support for Patients and Families:

Psychosocial Support for Patients and Families session will explore market trends in psychosocial interventions, including the integration of mental health professionals into interdisciplinary care teams. Market analysis indicates a demand for innovative technologies such as teletherapy and mobile apps to deliver remote psychosocial support in palliative, addressing barriers to access and stigma. Additionally, the session will discuss market preferences for culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate support services, driving efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in psychosocial care delivery.

  • Counseling services for coping with illness
  • Family meetings to address emotional needs
  • Support groups for patients and caregivers
  • Interventions for addressing anxiety and depression

Pediatric Palliative Care:

Pediatric Palliative Care session will examine market trends in pediatric palliative care, including the development of interdisciplinary care models tailored to the unique needs of pediatric patients and their families. Market analysis reveals an increasing focus on family-centered care approaches and support services to address the emotional and practical challenges faced by parents and caregivers. Moreover, the session will discuss market drivers such as advocacy efforts, philanthropic funding, and policy initiatives aimed at expanding access to pediatric palliative care across diverse healthcare settings.

  • Play therapy
  • Family-centered care
  • Communication strategies
  • Neonatal intensive care units

Cultural Competence in End-of-Life Care:

Cultural Competence in End-of-Life Care session will explore market trends in cultural competence training, including the development of educational programs and resources to support healthcare providers in delivering culturally sensitive care. Market analysis indicates a demand for language interpretation services, bilingual staff, and culturally relevant materials to bridge communication gaps and improve patient satisfaction. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as accreditation standards and regulatory requirements mandating cultural competence training, influencing organizational policies and practices in palliative and hospice care settings.

  • Understanding cultural beliefs
  • Language interpretation services
  • Cultural rituals at the end of life
  • Addressing cultural disparities

Bereavement Support and Grief Counselling:

Bereavement Support and Grief Counselling session will examine market trends in grief counselling and support groups, including the expansion of virtual platforms and online resources to reach broader audiences. Market analysis reveals a demand for evidence-based interventions and best practices in bereavement care, driving research and innovation in the field. Moreover, the session will discuss market preferences for tailored support services based on cultural, religious, and developmental factors, informing targeted approaches to meet diverse market needs.

  • Individual grief counseling sessions
  • Support groups
  • Memorial services and rituals
  • Strategies for anticipatory grief

Symptom Management in Advanced Illness:

Symptom Management in Advanced Illness session will explore market trends in symptom assessment tools, pharmacological interventions, and integrative therapies to address diverse patient needs. Market analysis indicates a shift towards personalized symptom management approaches, emphasizing patient-centered care and shared decision-making. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as regulatory changes, clinical guidelines, and patient preferences shaping the landscape of symptom management practices in palliative care settings.

  • Management of dyspnea
  • Nausea and vomiting control
  • Constipation management strategies
  • Delirium assessment and treatment approaches

Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care:

Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care session will examine market trends in integrative therapies, including acupuncture, massage, music therapy, and aromatherapy, as adjuncts to conventional medical treatments. Market analysis reveals a demand for evidence-based integrative interventions supported by research and clinical trials, driving collaborations between healthcare providers and complementary therapists. Moreover, the session will discuss market preferences for patient-centered care models that incorporate integrative therapies, enhancing quality of life and patient satisfaction.

  • Massage therapy for pain relief
  • Acupuncture for symptom management
  • Music therapy for emotional support
  • Art therapy for expression and coping

Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care:

Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care session will explore market trends in ethical dilemmas such as withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments, assisted dying, and resource allocation. Market analysis indicates a need for interdisciplinary dialogue and consensus-building to address complex ethical issues, informing policy development and clinical practice guidelines. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as legal precedents, public opinion, and professional ethics codes shaping the landscape of end-of-life care ethics.

  • Withholding vs. withdrawing life-sustaining treatments
  • Decision-making for incompetent patients
  • Physician-assisted dying considerations
  • Allocation of limited resources in end-of-life care

Palliative Care in Non-Oncological Illnesses:

As the scope of palliative care expands beyond cancer, there's a growing market demand for services tailored to patients with non-oncological illnesses such as heart failure, COPD, and dementia. This session will examine market trends in non-oncological palliative care, including the integration of palliative principles into primary care and specialty services. Market analysis reveals a need for interdisciplinary collaboration and care coordination to address the complex needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions. Moreover, the session will discuss market drivers such as policy initiatives, payment reforms, and consumer preferences influencing the delivery of non-oncological palliative care across diverse healthcare settings.

  • Symptom management in advanced heart failure
  • Palliative care in advanced dementia
  • End-of-life care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pain management in end-stage renal disease

Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care Settings:

With an aging population and increasing prevalence of chronic illnesses, there's a growing market demand for advance care planning services in long-term care settings. This session will explore market trends in advance care planning initiatives, including the integration of advance directives into electronic health records and care management systems. Market analysis indicates a need for training and education programs to support healthcare providers in initiating advance care planning conversations and documenting patient preferences. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and consumer demand for person-centered care influencing the adoption of advance care planning practices in long-term care settings.

  • Advance directive completion in nursing homes
  • Discussions about code status in assisted living facilities
  • Palliative care consultations in long-term care settings
  • Family involvement in advance care planning processes

Spiritual Care and Existential Support:

Spiritual Care and Existential Support will examine market trends in spiritual care interventions, including the integration of chaplaincy services into palliative care teams and the development of spiritual assessment tools. Market analysis reveals a demand for interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic care models that address patients' spiritual and existential needs alongside physical and psychosocial concerns. Moreover, the session will discuss market drivers such as patient preferences, religious diversity, and accreditation standards influencing the provision of spiritual care in palliative and hospice settings.

  • Spiritual assessment tools
  • Chaplaincy services in palliative care
  • Addressing existential suffering in end-of-life care
  • Rituals and ceremonies for spiritual comfort

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Palliative Care:

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Palliative Care session will explore market trends in team-based care models, including the expansion of interdisciplinary palliative care teams and care coordination networks. Market analysis indicates a need for training and education programs to support effective communication and collaboration among healthcare providers from diverse disciplines. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as payment reforms, quality metrics, and patient-centered care initiatives shaping the landscape of interdisciplinary collaboration in palliative care.

  • Team meetings to discuss patient care plans
  • Collaboration between physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains
  • Interprofessional education on palliative care principles
  • Case conferences to address complex patient needs

Quality Metrics and Outcomes in Hospice Care:

Quality Metrics and Outcomes in Hospice Care will examine market trends in quality improvement initiatives, including the development of hospice quality reporting programs and benchmarking tools. Market analysis reveals a need for data-driven approaches to assess and improve quality of care, focusing on domains such as symptom management, patient and family satisfaction, and care transitions. Moreover, the session will discuss market drivers such as regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and consumer preferences influencing the measurement and reporting of hospice care quality.

  • Measurement of patient and family satisfaction
  • Hospice utilization rates
  • Documentation of symptom management efficacy
  • Assessment of caregiver burden and support needs

Innovations in End-of-Life Care Delivery:

As healthcare systems evolve, there's a growing market demand for innovative models of end-of-life care delivery that enhance access, quality, and patient experience. This session will explore market trends in telemedicine, home-based care, community partnerships, and value-based payment models in palliative and hospice care. Market analysis indicates a need for technology-enabled solutions to improve care coordination, communication, and symptom management across care settings. Additionally, the session will discuss market drivers such as policy reforms, consumer preferences, and industry collaborations shaping the landscape of innovative end-of-life care delivery.

  • Telemedicine for palliative care consultations
  • Mobile palliative care teams for home-based care
  • Technology-assisted advance care planning platforms
  • Palliative care interventions in virtual reality environments

Market Analysis

Palliative care and hospice nursing represent crucial components of the healthcare industry, providing specialized care and support to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families. As demographics shift towards an aging population globally, the demand for palliative care and hospice nursing services is expected to increase. This market analysis will delve into the current landscape, trends, challenges, and opportunities within the palliative care and hospice nursing sector.

Current Landscape:

Palliative care and hospice nursing services have gained recognition worldwide for their role in improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. These services encompass pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care. The market for palliative care and hospice nursing is primarily driven by the aging population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and increasing awareness about end-of-life care options.

In the United States, the demand for palliative care and hospice services has surged in recent years. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), over 1.55 million patients received hospice care in 2019, with approximately 80% of hospice care provided in patients' homes. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that by 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will nearly double from 52 million to 95 million, further driving the need for palliative and hospice care services.

Similarly, European countries are witnessing an increase in demand for palliative care and hospice services due to aging populations and changing healthcare needs. Countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands have been investing in expanding palliative care infrastructure to meet the growing demand.

Trends:

Several trends are shaping the palliative care and hospice nursing market:

Home-Based Care: There is a growing preference for receiving palliative and hospice care in the comfort of patients' homes. This trend is driven by the desire for personalized care, reduced healthcare costs, and the ability to remain in familiar surroundings.

Integration with Mainstream Healthcare: Palliative care and hospice services are increasingly being integrated into mainstream healthcare systems, ensuring that patients receive holistic care throughout their illness trajectory.

Technological Advancements: Technology is playing a significant role in enhancing palliative care delivery. Telemedicine, remote monitoring devices, and electronic health records facilitate communication between patients, families, and healthcare providers, improving access to care and streamlining clinical workflows.

Focus on Patient-Centered Care: There is a shift towards patient-centered care models that prioritize patients' preferences, values, and goals. This approach ensures that care is tailored to individual needs, promoting better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

Challenges:

Despite the growth opportunities, the palliative care and hospice nursing sector face several challenges:

Workforce Shortages: There is a shortage of qualified palliative care and hospice nurses, exacerbating the strain on existing healthcare resources. Addressing this shortage requires investment in education, training, and professional development programs.

Reimbursement Issues: Inconsistent reimbursement policies and financial constraints pose challenges for palliative care and hospice providers. Improving reimbursement mechanisms and advocating for policy changes are essential to sustainably finance these services.

Stigma and Misconceptions: Stigma surrounding end-of-life care and misconceptions about palliative and hospice services can deter patients from seeking timely care. Education and public awareness campaigns are needed to dispel myths and promote the benefits of palliative and hospice care.

Scientific Sessions
  • Pain Management in Palliative Care
  • End-of-Life Care Planning
  • Psychosocial Support for Patients and Families
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Cultural Competence in End-of-Life Care
  • Bereavement Support and Grief Counselling
  • Symptom Management in Advanced Illness
  • Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care
  • Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care


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Prof. Yehuda Zadik

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

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