The Palliative Research Centre at Ersta Sköndal University College and Ersta Hospital in Stockholm
A newly established Palliative Research Centre in Stockholm is presented. Firstly, we provide the background to the research conducted at the former department, which made the Centre possible. This is followed by a number of considerations regarding the development of the research programme. Finally, key features of forthcoming research are presented. We intend to continue to conduct further research into patients' and families' experiential and existential issues as well as the outcomes of palliative and supportive interventions related to the complexities of end of life, dying and bereavement. This will be complemented by practices and knowledge dissemination in professional palliative care teams as well as organisational and policy issues related to societal and population needs.
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