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Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE) @ Artevelde University College
Jan 24 @ 00:00 – Jan 29 @ 00:00
Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE) @ Artevelde University College


The Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-life Care has been developed in cooperation with 10 European Universities and a North-American University: University of Connecticut (UCONN).  In January 2021 the project will be organized in blended learning in 3 formats:

Blended learning and contact education in Ghent:
We want to offer the IPPE program in Ghent in an adapted version and in a strict safe way: working in very small teams, keynotes in safe rooms, debate worldwide online, hands-on workshop, study visits in very small groups, etc.

Students@home (individual-online):
Keynotes, debate worldwide, presentations will be life streamed. Workshops will be replaced by films and discussion on MS TEAMS. Assignments are online

Students@home but with small local groups on their own campus:
Keynotes, debate worldwide will be life streamed. Workshops and assignments will be in small groups partly with online coaching, partly with local teachers.


Introduction to palliative and end-of-life care, communication with clients, bereavement, family and environment; ethical issues related to end-of-life decisions and euthanasia, spiritual and existential pain; caregiver’s perspective

Intercultural exchange, complementary care and interdisciplinary cooperation (haptonomy, aromatherapy, art therapy)

Social programme
Team building activities, yoga online, dance, cultural evening, picknick


Time and venue
Ghent, Belgium, 24th—29th of January 2021
Preparatory work in distance learning

Target group
Students of healthcare professions, social work or  applied psychology


Costs Intensive Programme
€ 60
No tuition fee for partners in the IPPE-programme

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Webinar on Palliative and End-of-Life Care @ Microsoft Teams
Jan 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Webinar on Palliative and End-of-Life Care @ Microsoft Teams



Panel discussion with experts on palliative and end-of-life care


Part 1:
13.00-14.00 CET: ‘Medical decision making in the end-of-life and the place of euthanasia in end-of-life care’

Mariana Pereira, IPS, Portugal
Jana Hermanova, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

  • Hilde Van den Hooff
    Teacher ethics, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences Gent, Belgium
  • Nancy Criel
    Head nurse Palliative care Unit A.Z. St. Lucas Gent, Belgium
  • Dr. Martine De Laat
    Palliative care doctor, Palliative care Unit University Hospital Gent, Belgium
  • Christine De Bosschere
    Family member ‘Palliative Care’, Belgium
  • Dr. Martin Havrda
    Physician nefrology, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic


Part 2
14.30-16.00 CET: ‘International perspectives on ethical issues in end-of-life care’ related to COVID-19 pandemia’

Maria Kapanadze, EUIT, Spain
Mariana Pereira, IPS, Portugal 

  • Prof. Dr. Ignaas Devisch
    Professor in Philosophy & Ethics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Martha Goderis
    Intensive Care, 4th year student nursing AUOS, Belgium
  • Jaromir Matejek
    MuDr, ThLic, Th.D., PhD, Czech Republic
  • Mimi Snyder
    PhD, MSN, RN, Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programme, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, USA
  • Beatriz Ascensão
    Palliative Nurse, Portugal

Date and time
Tuesday January 26, 2021 at 13:00 CET

Register here

The day before the webinar we will send you a reminder e-mail containing a link to the webinar.
This link will become active 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time.

To take part in a webinar it would be advised to open the link in Chrome or Microsoft Edge in order to avoid joining problems.

Creating a Social Entrepreneurship to fight Poverty @ Microsoft TEAMS
Mar 20 @ 14:00 – May 22 @ 14:00
Creating a Social Entrepreneurship to fight Poverty @ Microsoft TEAMS


social innovation / incubation / poverty /  Human Centered Design / SDGs / Impact / sustainability / team work / reflective learning /  interdisciplinarity / Empathy / compassion / change.

Short description
“No Poverty” is the Sustainable Development Goal number 1. Poverty is a global problem on many levels. Living in poverty causes inequality and hardship in nutrition, education, health and various other aspects. Poverty is often inherited. Social entrepreneurship is one way to address these issues. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to explore, research and understand real world problems around poverty and empathize with people to solve problems and create solutions. Creativity and the ability to develop better solutions together are key competences in future work life.



10 weeks
Kick-off: 20th of March 2021 – End of the course: 22nd  of May 2021


Online team work on Microsoft Teams & online collaboration tools (camera and mic required)
Working time in Central European Time zone (CET)

Outline / schedule

100% online course
Workload 12h/week or 125 hours overall workload
80% of teacher-led activity is mandatory

Teacher-led activity two times a week for 10 weeks (mandatory)
Tue & Thu 17:00 – 19:30 CET

Detailed information on 
programme, fees, registration, payment…
See information sheet below.


Register here



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POSTPONED TO 2022 COHEHRE Student Conference (DiSI) @ Hogeschool Rotterdam
Mar 22 @ 00:00 – Mar 26 @ 00:00
POSTPONED TO 2022 COHEHRE Student Conference (DiSI) @ Hogeschool Rotterdam

The COHEHRE Council, in consultance with the Conference Host Rotterdam University of Applied sciences, have decided to postpone the yearly COHEHRE Conference to March 2022 due to the uncertainty Covid-19 has brought on. The exact days of the conference will be communicated in due course.

This postponement was not an easy decision to make but the best one seeing the circumstances we are living in at the moment.

We are still striving to maximise your membership and will be organising alternative activities. Apart from the monthly free webinars we are foreseeing, we will organise an exciting programme for students and extra focused webinars with a particular interest in our 3 branches.

Stay tuned for more news on our student and staff conference alternatives!


Diversity and Social Inclusion (DiSI) is a program of study aimed at enhancing awareness of different kinds of social inequalities rooted in many different ways of diversity in our contemporary societies, including those that especially occur in a super-diverse environment.

It will support the development of core competences in future educators, health care professionals and social workers with the help of an already piloted interdisciplinary model (ICIC) based on blended learning approach.
This model could improve the sensibility to differences in cultural, socio-economic and health status, and the unequal distribution of social resources.

The organization of the course consists of two modules. The expected outcomes of a preparatory assignment (module 1) based on distance learning will result in a 5-day intensive program (module 2) with activities taking place in a multi-professional and multicultural context in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The student conference will be hosted by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Nature & Adventure Promoting Well-being
May 25 @ 00:00 – May 30 @ 00:00
Nature & Adventure Promoting Well-being

Nature and Adventure
Promoting Well-being 

Urbanization is emerging as one of the most important global health issues of the 21st century, with cities becoming epicenters for chronic, non-communicable physical and mental health conditions. There is growing recognition of the crucial rol of forests and other green spaces adressing this public health care challenge, with over 40 years of research showing that experiences of nature are linked to a remarkable breadth of positive health outcomes: improved physical health and mental well-being, greater social well-being and promotion of positive health behavior. 

Still too often we don’t recognize the effect of nature and evironment on us. When working with clients we should be able to support them to manage everyday activities in their natural environment. This course will teach a mindset of using nature with our clients and to find out more about our own relation towards the environment and life that surrounds us. Making us realise the importance of environments and meaningful experiences for our clients and use them as a part of our work as health and social care professional. 

Blended learning, partly online and an intensive part in the middle of nowhere (woods in Northern-Finland). Learning is based on teamwork and learning by doing 

Time and venue
Preparatory work in face-to-face education or distance learning, starting April 20th 2021 (student decides how to participate). Intensive part in Oulu and woods, Finland, May 25th – 30th 2021. 

Target group
BA and MA students from healthcare professions, social work/care. 


240 € (students of OAMK € 50)
Fee includes teaching, teaching materials, food and accomodation (in tents) from May 26th – 30th, travelling from Oulu to campsite and back.
Not included: flights to Oulu and back, accomodation in Oulu on May 25th 

Coordinating institution
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland 

Register here
Registration until mid February and confirmation by the end of February


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