Palliative Care Discussions on interdisciplinary approaches on creating awareness- have been discussed.
The “1st Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Approach Symposium” was organized by European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Health Sciences. The Symposium held in EUL Faculty of Law Conference Hall had begun with the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak’s opening speech.
The symposium was held with the aim of creating a ground in which different disciplines share their perspectives and experiences and to provide a scientific discussion of the educational, practice and goals of the present situation in Turkey and in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus regarding palliative care.
In the symposium, interdisciplinary approaches were discussed for the definition and institutionalization of palliative care, the development of palliative care awareness, the gradual dissemination of palliative care services, the creation of trained and experienced professional teams in the field of palliative care, the benefit of all patients in need of palliative care in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
A total of 36 notifications were presented, both oral and written, at the symposium which consisted of two days and 8 sessions.
EUL Director of Health School Prof. Dr. Deniz Şelimen, CIU Head of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences Assist. Prof. Dr. Özge Çakır, EUL Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazal Bardak, EMU Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç, EUL Director of Health Services Vocational School Assist. Prof. Dr. Meltem Uçar, EUL Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Çetin Yiğit, EUL Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak, BUN Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Feray Gökdoğan, İzmir Üniversitesi Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serkan Bakırhan, EUL Head of Department of Health Management, Faculty of Health Sciences Assist. Prof. Dr. Özhan Öztuğ, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department Prof. Dr. Nevin Aktaş ve Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Beliz Belgen Kaygısız served as chair to the commune.
The presentations were held by; Aynur Dik (Head of Home Care Association) “Health and Care Practices at Home in Turkey and in the World”, Professor Dr. Meltem Uyar (Ege University), “Innovative Health Technologies”, Prof. Dr. İsmail Ağırbaş (Ankara University) “Payback and Costs in Palliative Care”, Prof. Dr. İsmail Ağırbaş (Ankara University). Dr. Didem Karadibak (Dokuz Eylül University) “The Role of Physiotherapy in Palliative Care”, Prof. Dr. Şengül Hablemitoğlu (EUL) “Social Support in Palliative Care”, Prof. Dr. Metin Saip Driveroğlu (CIU) “Nutrition in Palliative Care”, Dr. Harun Gülmez (Kolan Hospital) “The Place of Palliative Care in the Private Sector in TRNC”.
Also oral notifications were presented by Beliz Belgen Kaygısız, Gülbin Ergin, Beraat Alptuğ, A.Çetin Yiğit, Nazal Bardak, Ayşe Özada, Ayşe Kılıç, Didem Karadibak, Aluvuddin Kurbonboyev, Necati Özler, Murat Çetkin, Ayşe Kılıç, Gölgem Mehmetoğlu, Yezdan Çağlar, Dilem Özdal, Emre Özdal Ersal, Hülya Özbeşer, İnci Yüksel, Hazal Yakut, İsmail Özsoy, Ümit Akay, Tuğba Yavuzşen, İnci Alacacıoğlu, Sema Savcı, Ayşe Kayalı, Murat Keser, İsmail Özsoy, Dilek Küçükvardar, Tuğba Yavuzşen, Serkan Bakırhan, Murat Çetkin, Seren F. Osmanoğulları, Gamze Pelvan, Bayram Ünver, Vasfi Karatosun, Nuray Elibol, Sema Özberk, Hans Peter Brunner, Elif Atağ, Buse Özcan Kahraman, Elvan Keleş, Meriç Yıldırım, Hazal Yakut, Gülpınar Karataş, Hacer Gönül Demir and Nilüfer Kerman at the symposium.