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Palliativ Medicinsk Afd. - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
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Aims and objectives

The Research Unit at the Department of Palliative Medicine aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their carers in palliative care and oncology.

The Research Unit carries out research in palliative care and oncology including clinical trials, surveys of patients and carers, evaluation and improvement of quality of care and development and validation of questionnaires for patient and carers.

The unit also hosts the secretariats of the Danish Palliative Care Database and the DMCG-PAL.


Focus areas

Clinical trials in palliative care (DanPaCT, HERMES, DANSAC, CSNAT, ACTION)

Patient-reported outcomes in palliative care and oncology

Surveys of patients and cares needs  and satisfaction with care

The Danish Palliative Care Database (access to specialist palliative care, EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL)

Quality of palliative care

Development and validation of questionnaires 

Disciplines, methods and tools

Clinical trials and clinical epidemiology

Development, validation and application of standardised questionnaires for patient-reported outcomes and carer-reported outcomes, including methods for computer-adaptive testing (CAT).

Useful links

Danish Palliative Care Database
ACTION Advance Care Planning Trial


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