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The Argentine oncologist, who has received more than 30 international awards and recognitions during his professional career, will give a master class as part of the investiture session.
The palliativist has trained hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the final accompaniment of the sick. He has more than 1,400 publications in scientific journals and has edited more than 30 books.
Barcelona, March 2, 2023.- Oncologist Eduardo Bruera, a world leader in palliative care, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by UIC Barcelona during an event to be held on May 18 in the University's Aula Magna.
Bruera, who in 1999 founded the department of Palliative Medicine, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson (Houston), the largest in the United States, will give the master class at the inauguration ceremony.
Eduardo Bruera (1955, Rosario) is an oncologist and is considered one of the great promoters of palliative care worldwide. Director of the Department of Palliative Medicine, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson, which he founded in 1999, he is a specialist in alleviating the suffering of people in situations of advanced disease. He is also executive director of the Palliative Research Group and a professor at the University of Texas College of Biomedical Sciences.
He is part of various associations and advisory councils such as the American Board of Hospice
A pioneer in the clinical assessment of symptoms and the needs of patients, Bruera designed the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) in the 1980s, validated and translated into more than 20 languages, and used worldwide in clinical practice. The prestigious Argentine palliativist has devoted part of his research to analyzing the efficacy of palliative intervention and has concluded that good care for patients at the end of their life allows reducing the use of high-cost futile therapies, as well as improving well-being. of the patient and help him in coping with his own death.
During his professional career, Eduardo Bruera has been key in the implementation of the culture of palliative care worldwide. He has promoted the development of programs in developing countries in Latin America, India and different parts of Europe, and has trained hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the final accompaniment of the sick. In addition, he has given more than 900 presentations and is a regular guest at the congresses of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and the Spanish Society for Palliative Care (SECPAL).
Since the beginning of his career, the palliative care provider has received more than 30 international awards and recognitions, including the National Leadership Award from the American Association of Hospice.
On a scientific level, Bruera has more than 1,400 publications in the main international medicine, oncology and palliative care journals (source: Web of Science), and has edited more than 30 books. His publications add up to nearly 40,000 citations.
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About UIC Barcelona.
The International University of Catalonia (UIC Barcelona) was created in 1997 with the aim of offering quality university education and promoting research as a service to society. Linked to the business world and with a markedly international character, it teaches 16 degrees, 8 double degrees, around thirty international double degrees and a wide range of postgraduate programs on its two campuses, located in Barcelona and Sant Cugat del Vallés.
As part of its commitment to society, UIC Barcelona also has three university clinics located on the Sant Cugat Campus: the University Dentistry Clinic, Support - University Clinic of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Cuides UIC Barcelona, focused on patient care with advanced illnesses and palliative care.