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.

Principal Investigator
Ana Isabel Querido

Research Team:

  • 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).

Duration: 24 months (2021 – 2023)

Institutional Partners and Others
Community Support Team in Palliative Care Beja+ 

Reference: Project registered with IC21-00035 number.

Funding: Fundação ‘LaCaixa’

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