For twenty-six years we have cared for thousands of people, and we have also learned from them. That is why we are in a position to contribute this valuable experience to the scientific knowledge of palliative care.

Since our inception in 1992, we have been developing programs to improve the quality of care. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to offer quality training adapted to the needs of the health professionals involved in the care of patients and their families, to ensure quality palliative care.

Since the beginning of CUDECA in 1992, training in palliative care was always present in what they wanted Cudeca to be. Since then, Cudeca Hospice has participated in palliative care training of more than 3,000 professionals from all branches of healthcare.

In addition, every year different postgraduate students and professionals carry out internships or training stays at the Hospice Centre located in Benalmádena (Málaga). Only in the last two years, 74 professionals from different countries such as Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina and several cities in Spain have spent time in the In-Patient Unit, the Day Unit and with the Home Care teams, knowing and working in the field with the Cudeca staff. The Foundation also carries out specific training on the subject for health institutions.

The professionals in Cudeca are teachers of the Diploma and Master Degree in Palliative Care of Cudeca Hospice along with Málaga University.


*CUDECA is recognized by the Ministry of Education as an entity associated with the Málaga Multiprofessional Teaching Unit of the Andalusian Regional Government.


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