Palliative Care

An EU Framework 7 Programme

Professor Lukas Radbruch

Professor Lukas Radbruch

University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Work Package Roles:

  • WP3: WP3 Lead
  • WP2: Collaborator
  • WP4: Collaborator
  • WP5: Collaborator
  • WP6: Collaborator

Professor Lukas Radbruch is the chair of palliative medicine at the University of Bonn, in the Western part of Germany. He has been the first chair of palliative medicine at the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen from 2003-2010. Professor Radbruch attended medical school in Bonn, Germany, specialized in anaesthesiology and completed his habilitation (the German equivalent of a PhD) in 2000 in Cologne.

His main research interests include symptom assessment, opioid treatment, fatigue, cachexia and ethical issues in palliative care. Professor Radbruch is involved in European palliative care research collaboratives and coordinates the project Access To Opioid Medication in Europe, which is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

He is past-president of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), a board member of the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), a member of the International Faculty of the Institute of Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and a member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Board, the EAPC Research Network Steering Committee and the Expert Commission of the German Narcotic Control Agency. He also is editor of Der Schmerz (Impact factor 1.4).

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Department of Palliative Medicine
University Hospital Bonn
Department of Palliative Medicine
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53127 Bonn



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