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IPOS Network Event

7 November 2022

At the IPOS Network Event, leading experts will share their insights (clinical practice and research) in using the person-centred outcome measure Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale (IPOS). Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas on the successful implementation of the measurement tool in clinical practice.

Palliative care is about maintaining and improving the best possible quality of life for people with an advanced illness. In palliative care, it is vital to recognize and monitor the symptoms and needs of patients and their families. Assessment of person-reported or person-centered outcomes are important:

  • To guide person-centred care from a patient perspective.
  • To demonstrate the difference palliative care can make to patients and their families.
  • To determine the quality of care can be determined from the perspective of patients/clients and their relatives.
  • To improve quality of care provided to patients and families.
  • To inform business management decisions.

The IPOS is a validated outcome measurement tool that assesses the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of patients. The IPOS was developed by the Palliative Care Outcome Scale Team together with patients, relatives, and palliative care professionals at the Cicely Saunders Institute (King's College London) in the UK. It is a product of evidence-based development of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) family of measures.

At the event, we will present different perspectives in the use and intention for the use of the IPOS and offer you a discussion and exchange platform on its handling and implementation in practice with leading experts.

Program

  • 16.30, Welcome
    Prof. Dr. Katharina Fierz,
    Director Institute of Nursing, ZHAW
    Prof. Dr. Maria Schubert, Head, (Co-Head) Research and Development, Institute of Nursing & MSc in Nursing, ZHAW
    Susanne de Wolf-Linder, Research Associate, Institute of Nursing, ZHAW; PhD student, University of Hull
  • 16.45, Prof. Dr. med. Fliss Murtagh, Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, and Academic Training Program Director – North & East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
    The use of person-centered / person-reported measurement tools in everyday clinical palliative care - Why is it necessary and useful? (Presentation in English)
  • 17.15, Dr. med. Christa Hauswirth Siegenthaler, Chefärztin am Zentrum für Palliative Care, Kantonsspital Winterthur
    The use of person-centered / person-reported measurement tools in everyday clinical palliative care - How it works: Facts and experiences from the IPOS implementation project at Kantonsspital Winterthur. (Presentation in German)
  • 17.45, Dr. Christina Ramsenthaler, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Nursing, ZHAW
    The use of person-centered / person-reported measurement tools in everyday clinical palliative care - tips and tricks in calculating and presenting IPOS data. (Presentation in German)
  • 18.15, Closing remarks
    Prof. Dr. Maria Schubert, Head, (Co-Head) Research and Development, Institute of Nursing & MSc in Nursing, ZHAW
  • 18.20, Aperitif and  Networking

Moderation: Prof. Dr. med. David Blum, Director of Palliative Care Center, University Hospital Zurich

Registration

Presentations will be in either English or German. Presentation pages will be projected in both languages. Questions may be asked in German or English.

Please register for the event. The number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: October 28, 2022

Participation is free of charge. 

Date

7 November 2022, 16.30 until 19.30

Location

ZHAW, Campus City-centre, Building MG
Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9
8400 Winterthur