Exploring the use of palliative sedation

A five year project ‘Palliative Sedation’, financed by the EU Horizon 2020, is started. It studies proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms and aims to investigate the use of palliative sedation in several European countries.  The project investigates current practices and guidelines, and contains a prospective clinical study about palliative sedation.  The project furthermore focuses on the clinical and ethical aspects of practices across Europe. An online learning program is foreseen together with a policy workshop for further development and implementation. Partners are located in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and Romania.