Center for Research and Implementation in Palliative Care (CII-CP)
The mission of the Centre for Research and Implementation in Palliative Care (CII-CP) is to contribute to the provision of high quality palliative care throughout the health system by means of generating information, knowledge and strategies that help introduce effective practices into routine care, and help strengthening the network of palliative care (PC) providers.
CII-CP’s strategic goals include:
1. Generate high-quality information regarding
a. existing resources in PC
b. usual PC clinical practices, and
c. patients’ and families’ experiences.
2. Contribute to the field’s knowledge through social, clinical, and healthcare research at local and regional levels.
3. Promote the provision of high-quality palliative care.
4. Provide training and technical support that promotes institutional strengthening of palliative care.
To achieve these goals, CII-CP conducts the following activities:
- Development and implementation of a patient registry for PC teams in Argentina whose features allow fo
– the generation of a centralized electronic data repository that can provide national level data,
– the creation of local databases that can inform team’s management, and
– be a useful tool to provide individualized patient care.
- Implementation of an annual nationwide survey that monitors existing human resources for the provision of palliative care.
- Development of tools that increase the visibility of patients’ and families’ experience, including but not limited to, the development and validation of patient-reported outcomes instruments.
- To establish an interdisciplinary research group that
– designs and implements research protocols
– promotes theoretical and methodological academic training and discussion
– offers technical support to outside researchers
– offers palliative care related research training
- To design and evaluate strategies that promote the use of PC practices based on the best available evidence
- Develop a set of standards that provide the framework to assess PC practice
- Design and implement educational activities that promote different levels of training in palliative care
- Create mechanisms to provide easy and quick access to updated and relevant PC research results
- Help develop and maintain strategies that increase communication among PC specialists
- Regularly update a database of PC providers and distribute it among key stakeholders to encourage participation and integration of the PC community
- Collaborate with the organization of scientific meetings and events that are meaningful for the PC community and promote network growth
- Provide consulting services to increase management skills and empower PC providers within their institutions and in the larger community