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dc.contributor.authorGómez-Batiste, X.*
dc.contributor.authorMateu, S.*
dc.contributor.authorSerra-Jofre, S.*
dc.contributor.authorMolas, M.*
dc.contributor.authorMir-Roca, S.*
dc.contributor.authorAmblàs, J.*
dc.contributor.authorCosta, X.*
dc.contributor.authorLasmarías, C.*
dc.contributor.authorSerrarols, M.*
dc.contributor.authorSolà-Serrabou, A.*
dc.contributor.authorCalle, C.*
dc.contributor.authorKellehear, Allan*
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-22T15:18:12Z
dc.date.available2019-05-22T15:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationGómez-Batiste X, Mateu S, Serra-Jofre S, Molas M, Mir-Roca S, Amblàs J, Costa X, Lasmarías C, Serrarols M, Solà-Serrabou A, Calle C, and Kellehear A (2018) Compassionate communities: design and preliminary results of the experience of Vic (Barcelona, Spain) caring city. Annals of Palliative Medicine. 7 (Suppl 2): S32-S41en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17056
dc.descriptionyes
dc.description.abstractBackground: A program of Compassionate City or Community (CC) has been designed and developed in the City of Vic (43,964 habitants, Barcelona, Spain), based on The Compassionate City Charter and other public health literature and experiments, with the joint leadership of the City Council and the Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic, and as an expansion of a comprehensive and integrated system of palliative care. Methods: The program started with an assessment of needs of the city as identified by 48 social organizations with a foundational workshop and a semi-structured survey. After this assessment, the mission, vision, values and aims were agreed. The main aims consisted in promoting changes in social and cultural attitudes toward the end of life (EoL) and providing integrated care for people with advanced chronic conditions and social needs such as loneliness, poverty, low access to services at home, or conflict. The selected slogan was “Living with meaning, dignity, and support the end of life”. Results: The program for the first year has included 19 activities (cultural, training, informative, and mixed) and followed by 1,260 attendants, and the training activities were followed by 147 people. Local and regional sponsors are funding the initiative. After a year, a quantitative and qualitative evaluation was performed, showing high participation and satisfaction of the attendants and organizations. In the second year, the care for particular vulnerable people defined as targets (EoL and social factors described before) will start with volunteers with more organizations to join the project. Conclusions: The key identified factors for the initial success are: the strong joint leadership between social department of the Council and the University; clear aims and targets; high participation rates; the limited size of the geographical context; which allowed high participation and recognition; and the commitment to evaluate results.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.21037/apm.2018.03.10en_US
dc.rights© 2018. AME Publishing Company. Open access on the Annals of Palliative Medicine website. Reproduced with permission for reuse from the publisher.en
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.subjectPalliative careen_US
dc.subjectCommunity programsen_US
dc.subjectCompassionate citiesen_US
dc.subjectVic, Barcelona, Spainen_US
dc.titleCompassionate communities: design and preliminary results of the experience of Vic (Barcelona, Spain) caring cityen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-03-09
dc.date.Accepted2018-03-09
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
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