Presented by: Aliki Karapliagkou
This oral presentation will address the challenges involved in the process of moving beyond the Compassionate Communities model and into a civic model of end-of-life care that utilises the organisational principles of the Compassionate Cities Charter and the methodologies of the public health approach to palliative care, including participatory community partnerships, sustainable frameworks of care and environmental reorientation towards death, dying, loss and bereavement. The formulation of proposals for change towards a citizen-led model to end-of-life care will be contextualised. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying ways in which we can engage local governments and incorporate community or neighbourhood initiatives in wider policy-led interventions led by social institutions and other public sectors in Europe. Within the framework of the European Union administration supported by scientific innovations, the paper will examine possible action designs and their implications for the Compassionate Cities model, its theoretical principles, including required adjustments and revisions of the basic conceptual model.