End of life

Research projects

Medical decision-making concerning termination of pregnancy after 22 weeks


Development program for perinatal palliative care (PPC)

Het ontwikkelen en testen van een programma voor perinatale palliatieve zorg (PPC) binnen de perinatale gezondheidszorg om de best mogelijke zorg te bieden aan foetussen en pasgeborenen met een levensbeperkende diagnose, hun families en betrokken zorgverleners.

Developing and testing of a perinatal palliative care (PPC) program within perinatal health care to provide the best possible care for life-limiting fetuses and newborns, their families and involved caregivers.


Collaborations with various departments within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University:

  • Luc Deliens (department of Public Health and Primary Care)
  • Kenneth Chambaere (department of Public Health and Primary Care)
  • Kim Beernaert (department of Public Health and Primary Care)

Inter-university cooperation with VUB:

  • Multidisciplinary research group "Care around the End of Life" of the VUB and Ghent University (with Luc Deliens as chairman)
  • Filip Cools (Faculty of Medicine, VUB)