Region, structural criticalities hamper palliative care

Trieste, April 14 – It will be up to us to look further into the recommendations formulated by the researchers at Ires in order to decline them both from a structural and precise point of view in order to allow those who manage the network of palliative care and therapy to the pain of cherishing this work that we consider extremely important.

It is with these words that the Deputy Governor for Health ended his speech today at the meeting of the Legislation, Control and Evaluation Commission convened to take note of the study by researchers from the Institute for Economic and Social Research (Ires Fvg) in charge of carrying out the evaluation mission on the implementation and effects of regional laws 10 of 2011 and 17 of 2014.

According to the deputy governor, to deal with this file, it is necessary to know the structural criticalities of the system which must be eliminated. Otherwise all the specific and opportune variations that can be made end up not finding a correct application.

For the representative of the Executive, a lot of work has to be done on the quality, culture and interpretation of data, avoiding unnecessary simplifications and without assigning responsibilities to a single structure or service.

Indeed, to properly manage the data, it is necessary to identify who is able to organize the system, guaranteeing its smooth running, but also who must simultaneously evaluate this information. On this, we must take steps forward, making a cultural effort towards this new approach, which cannot be separated from adequate training, and using a transversal approach which is the basis of the ability to observe and to evaluate the data in our possession.

The Deputy Governor also pointed out that, to give an example, the pandemic was managed on the basis of rules that do not provide for exceptions to the procedures related to the processing of personal data. In the era of social networks, it is an exaggerated rigor that too often prevents healthcare professionals from giving the best of themselves. To solve this problem, the Regions must constitute a critical mass vis-à-vis the Parliament and the central government.

Regarding the lack of uniformity in the provision of palliative care and pain therapy, the representative of the Executive recalled that this situation is the result of a fragmented history and unjustifiable resistance that makes our health system still blocked. The reform which modified the structure of health companies was indeed launched a few weeks before the explosion of the coronavirus. For the exponent of the Giunta, we must take steps forward on this because it is not acceptable that there are different treatments for citizens from different regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The Deputy Governor concluded by saying that there is an urgent need to invest heavily in human capital, starting with the revision of the rules for access to training for health professions, on specialized schools, on recruitment, on remuneration policies, on the principles of exclusivity which have no reason to exist and on the permeability of careers.

Questions that are unfortunately not available to the Regions but that the exhibitor of the Giunta hopes to see dealt with by Parliament and the Government in the last part of this legislature. ARC / TOF / day

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