Meet the PMU Team

The PMU team has the following responsibilities in the NursEduPal@Euro project

  1. Co-lead in the development of performance assessment and (self)reflection tools for each of the innovative teaching methodologies (strategy effect measurements) to evaluate the acquisition of Palliative Care Core Competencies including spiritual care;
  2. We will review the training materials and support and strengthen the partnership for influencing policy;
  3. We will disseminate the outputs of the Project globally via the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifes, steered by John Hopkins School of nursing (USA) and the technical support provided by WHO European Office
Dr. Piret Paal

Piret Paal is a behavioral scientist, reader in nursing science and palliative care. Currently, she is working as a deputy director for WHO Collaborating Centre at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. Her research interests involve patient centered care, palliative care education, and spiritual care. She is the author and coauthor of more than 40 peer reviewed papers, numerous scientific proceedings, books and book chapters. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Paal has been a member of European Association for Palliative Care since 2011. She is an active member of palliative care education reference group at the EAPC.

Cornelia Brandstötter
Project researcher

Cornelia Brandstötter is an educational/pedagogical scientist. Currently she is writing her doctoral thesis about the experience of alienment in the form of chronical illness. She is working as a coordinator for the WHO Collaborating Centre and as a research assistant at the department for nursing science and practice at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. Her main research interests are: palliative care, spiritual care, LGBTIQ+ in nursing, experiences of alienment in relation to (chronic) illness and education.

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