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Italy. The first university chair in Palliative Care

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On November 11, 2021, a conference  has taken place in the Aula Magna of the State University of Milan, where academic authorities and Palliative Care experts will be able to debate the end-of-life choices that make its dissemination crucial.

Archbishop Paglia's speech

The first university chair in Palliative Care is created at the University of Milan with the aim of training the specialists of the future to help and support the sick in the final stages of life. The holder of the course is Professor Augusto Caraceni of the National Cancer Institute of Milan and professor of Palliative Care at the State University of Milan.

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, has no doubts: "The life of each person must always be respected and protected, in the light of its dignity which is a value above all values, as underlined by the Magisterium from Pius XII onwards". And Archbishop Paglia adds: "Palliative care makes the protection of human dignity concrete and must be made known more and more".

 

Meeting Pallife

During the first PAL-LIFE meeting, which was held in Rome on March 31 and April 1, 2017, the participating experts provided a description of the growth of palliative care (“PC”) throughout the world, highlighting in particular the opportunities and barriers to its further development and implementation in various geographical-cultural contexts.