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From observation to intervention

During this seminar, Professor Kreicbergs will provide examples from her research over the past twenty years in palliative care with the overarching aim to reduce suffering for the ill, but also for the family. In a seemingly hopeless situation, it is often possible to identify avoidable and modifiable care and family factors to adjust for the better. Both barriers and facilitating factors will be presented and discussed.

About the speaker

Professor Kreicbergs became a registered nurse in 1987. In 2000 she presented her PhD thesis entitled “To Lose a Child to Cancer – A nation-wide study of parents experiences”. She completed post-doctoral studies at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston USA 2006-2007. For the ensuing two years, Professor Kreicbergs participated in clinical work and teaching, while continuing her research work at Karolinska Institutet.

In 2014, she was the first to be appointed as a professor in palliative care for children and youth in the Nordic countries. This position at Ersta Sköndal University College was funded by the Gålö Foundation. Professor Kreicbergs initiated what today is the Swedish Association for Paediatric Palliative Care. She has been actively involved in the Swedish Council for Palliative Care and in the development of the Swedish National Guidelines for Paediatric Palliative Care.

About the seminar series 

The Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series events are free to attend.

This seminar is worth CPD (1 credit) pending from the Royal College of Physicians.

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.