Help2Care Pal

Caregiver's support in Palliative Care

Help2Care-Pal is an m-Health innovation project aiming to support the training of caregivers in self-caring and caring for their relatives in palliative care. The Polytechnic of Leiria and the Community Palliative Care Team Beja+ will evaluate, co-build and intervene, adjusting training materials and resources to better care for palliative patients at home throughout the end-of-life trajectory, preventing caregiver burden and complicated mourning.

Keywords: m-Health, palliative care, caregivers.

Duration: December 2021 with a two-year extension.

Principal Researcher: Ana Isabel Querido

Institutional partners: Community Support Team in Palliative Care Beja+

Team Members:

  • ciTechCare: Ana Querido (PhD, MSc, MHN); Carlos Laranjeira (PhD, MSc, MHN); Maria dos Anjos Dixe (PhD, MSc, MSN).
  • Polytechnic of Leiria (School of Technology and Management Team): Ricardo Martinho (PhD, MComputer Science); Rui Rijo (PhD, MComputer Science).
  • Community Support Team in Palliative Care Beja+ : Cristina Galvão (PhD, MSc, MD); Catarina Pazes (MSc, CN, RN).

Reference: Project registered with IC21-00035 number. 

Publications: Laranjeira C, Dixe MA, Martinho R, Rijo R and Querido A (2022) Building Bridges for “Palliative Care-in-Place”: Development of a mHealth Intervention for Informal Home Care. Front. Psychol. 13:862347. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.862347

Funding: Fundação ‘LaCaixa’