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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (15/04/2014 02.47)

Improving quality of life for ALS patients: the decision-making processes

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Patients with ALS are required to make decisions concerning quality of life and symptom management over the course of their disease. Decision-making was influenced by three levels of factors: macro, meso and micro. The macro level is referred to the context defined at national and regional level by policy makers. At meso level we encounter the decision-making environment of specialized multidisciplinary ALS centres, practitioners, local health services, which supported decision-making by providing patients with disease-specific information and specialized care planning. The micro level regards patients and their family, including response to deterioration, end of life decision and individual/familiar attributes (age, education, sex, informal network, family condition, etcetera). The qualitative research aims to describe the process of healthcare priority setting at the three levels of decision-making and to identify good practices and any critical issues related to the process.

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Eligibility criteria

The call (n. rep. 859), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address:

Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board ( by the date of the deadline

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy