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Dr Xavier Gómez-Batiste

Title (e.g. Prof, Dr.)

Dr (Medical Doctor and PhD)

First Name

Xavier

Surname (Family Name)

Gómez-Batiste

Full Address (Work Address)

The "QUALY" End of Life Catalan Observatory
WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Programmes
Institut Català d’Oncologia
Avda. Gran Vía de L’Hospitalet, 199-203
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)

Telephone + country code

+34 93 260 77 36

Fax + country code

+34 93 260 72 43

Email

xgomez@iconcologia.net, xgomez.whocc@iconcologia.net

Name of Secretary (if applicable)

Ms. Sara Ela

Secretary Telephone

+34 93 260 77 36

Secretary Email

sela@iconcologia.net

Position (e.g. Senior Lecturer, post doc etc)

PhD

Career History

Current positions:

  1. Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Programmes. Catalan Institute of Oncology / Spanish Ministry of Health / Catalan Department of Health, Barcelona (2007 - …).
  2. Director of the ‘Qualy’ Observatory End of Life Care and the Catalan Directory of Palliative Care Services. (2007 - …).
  3. Director of the Master of Palliative Care. University of Barcelona (1999 - …).
  4. Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine for education, training and quality evaluation and improvement (2009 - …).
  5. Senior Advisor for Palliative Care and Socio-health services. Department of Health. Gorvernment of Catalonia. (2005 - …).
  6. Scientific Director, the La Caixa Program for the psychosocial care of advanced patients and their families (2007-…).

Recent past positions:

  1. Corporative Director, Education and Training. Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona (2006-2008).
  2. Head of the Palliative Care Service. Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona (1991-2008).
  3. Chairman of the Standing Advisory Committee for Socio Health Affairs, Departments of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Catalonia (2003-2008).
  4. President of the SECPAL (Spanish Society for Palliative Care) (2003-2008).

Research Activities

Currently:

  1. Chair of the Palliative Care Group within the Cancer Cooperative Research Thematic Network (RTICC) (Thematic Networks of Cooperative Research (RETICs), Carlos III Health Institute).
  2. Chair of the IDIBELL/ICO Palliative Care Research Group (Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute/Catalan Institute of Oncology).

Recent past (competitive research):

  1. “Resultados clínicos y organizativos de los equipos de soporte hospitalario de Cuidados Paliativos en España”, founded by the Carlos III Health Institute, from 2008 to 2009.
  2. “Efectividad de los Equipos de Cuidados Paliativos de España en el Control Sintomático de Pacientes Oncológicos Avanzados. (EFESPAL)”, founded by the Carlos III Health Institute, 2005.

Representative Publications in the last five years

  1. Gómez-Batiste X., Porta-Sales J., Espinosa J., Pascual A., Tuca A., Rodriguez J.Effectiveness of palliative care services in symptom control of patients with advanced terminal cancer: a Spanish multi-centered, prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 In press.
  2. Gómez-Batiste X, Caja C, Espinosa J., Bullich I, Porta-Sales J, Sala C, Limón E., Trelis J, Porta-Sales J, Puente ML “Quality Improvement in Palliative Care Services and Networks: Preliminary Results of a Benchmarking Process in Catalonia Spain”. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2010 In press.
  3. Gómez-Batiste X., Pascual A., Espinosa J., Caja C.. Diseño, implementación y evaluación de programas públicos de cuidados paliativos. Med Clin (Barc). 2010;135:179-85.
  4. Gómez-Batiste X. , Espinosa J, Porta-Sales J., Benito E. Modelos de atención, organización y mejora de la calidad para la atención de los enfermos en fase terminal y su familia: aportación de los cuidados paliativos. Med Clin (Barc). 2010, 135, 2: 83-89.
  5. Paz-Ruiz S., Gómez-Batiste X., Espinosa J., Porta-Sales J., Esperalba J. “The cost and saving of a regional public palliative care program: The catalan experience at 18 years. J Pain Symptom Manage, 2009; 38 (1): 87-96.
  6. Gómez-Batiste X, Ferris F, Picaza J, Paz S, Espinosa J, Porta-Sales J, Esperalba J. How to ensure good quality palliative care: a Spain model. European Journal of Palliative care, 2008; 15(3): 142-147.
  7. Gómez-Batiste X, Ferris F, Picaza J, Paz S, Espinosa J, Porta-Sales J., Sttjernswärd J., Esperalba J. Ensure quality public health programmes: a spanish model. European Journal of Palliative care, 2008; 15(4): 194-199.
  8. Frank D. Ferris, MD, Xavier Gómez-Batiste, MD, PhD, Carl Johan Fu¨ rst, MD, and Stephen Connor, PhD Implementing Quality Palliative Care.J Pain Symptom Manage, 2007; 33(5): 533 – 541.
  9. Gómez-Batiste X, Porta-Sales J, Pascual A, Nabal M, Espinosa J, Paz S, Minguell C, Rodríguez D, Esperalba J, Stjernsward J, and Geli M “Catalonia WHO Demonstration project on palliative care implementation: quantitative, qualitative, and economical results, and proposals for improvement at 15 years (2005)” J Pain Symptom Manage, 2007; 33(5): 584 – 590.
  10. Gomez-Batiste X, Tuca A, Corrales E, Porta-Sales J, Amor M, Espinosa J, Borras JM, de la Mata I, Castellsague X; on behalf of Grupo de Evaluacion-SECPAL. Resource Consumption and Costs of Palliative Care Services in Spain: A Multicenter Prospective Study”  J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jun;31(6):522-532.

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