International Ethics and Scientific Committee

International Ethics and Scientific Committee

Created in 2015, the mission of the Group's International Scientific & Ethics Council (ISEC) is to address issues of clinical and relational ethics, and to analyze and evaluate opportunities for clinical research and healthcare innovation within the Group. The ISEC also ensures the consistency of education and training initiatives.

International Ethics and Scientific Committee

Under the chairmanship of Prof. Alain Franco, ISEC benefits from the analyses and reflections of eminent personalities in international geriatrics, such as Prof. Liu Xiao Hong (Peking Union Medical College Hospital), Prof. José Manuel Ribera Casado (Professor Emeritus of Geriatrics at the Complutense University of Madrid, and member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine), and Prof. Manuel Teixeira Verissimo (Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra, Portugal).
 
The year 2019 was marked by the strengthening of ISEC's actions, with the launch of a survey to map the actors, practices (formalized or not) and needs of all the Group's French EHPADs when faced with situations experienced as ethically sensitive. The results will be known during the first half of 2020, and will enable ISEC to better adjust its actions to the needs of residents and teams.
 

The ORPEA Excellence Awards

The Group's International Scientific &Ethics Concil (ISEC) has further strengthened its actions in 2019. 
 
It initiated a mapping of the players, practices and needs of ORPEA's 225 French EHPADs in the face of situations experienced as ethically sensitive. The results will be known during the first half of 2020, and will allow ISEC to better adjust its action to the needs of residents and teams.
 
The 5th edition of the ORPEA Excellence Awards was organized. It rewarded the Group's teams who proposed a clinical ethics approach, a scientific research project or a care innovation deemed the most deserving. The ceremony rewarded the following three projects :
  • Category "Clinical ethics": Madrid Estremera Residence (ORPEA Iberica, Spain), for its program "Hands that break the silence".
  • Category "Caregiving Innovation": ORPEA Polska (Poland), for its initiative "SOS for a family caregiver
  • Category Research: Grupe Senevita (Switzerland) for its research entitled "ProQuas - Identification and development of interfaces for the quality of life of residents". 

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