Investigation of innovative care concepts and the use of telecare in pediatric palliative care

In rural areas in particular, access to health services is inadequate in many cases. This is especially true for specialized and outreach services. One example of a particularly problematic area of care is specialized outpatient pediatric palliative care for children and adolescents.

The project addresses this issue and aims to develop strategies and organizational solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of pediatric palliative care. This will involve the use of digital technologies such as video communication systems and digital collaboration tools. In addition, a transfer concept for the use of these solutions will be developed on the basis of the findings, which should positively change pediatric palliative care throughout Germany, increase the quality of life of the affected families, and reduce the workload of pediatric palliative care staff.

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  • Project duration -
  • Research theme Society, Health, Sustainability
  • Research Institute Care & Technology Lab

Project partners

  • Furtwangen University
  • University Hospital Freiburg, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Children's Palliative Care Team
  • Federal Association Children's Hospice e.V.


The project is funded by the BMBF under the Research at Universities of Applied Sciences - FH-Sozial, funding measure. Funding reference code: 13FH026SX8.

[Translate to English:] TelePaepa | Forschungsprojekte (I26868-1)
[Translate to English:] TelePaepa | Forschungsprojekte (I26868-2)

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