Lukas Radbruch
Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch
  • Klinik für Palliativmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Research topics
  • palliative medicine
Professor Radbruch has researched and published on symptom assessment, opioid treatment, fatigue, cachexia and ethical issues in palliative care, with funding from the European Commission, German Research Foundation, German Cancer Aid and German Ministry of Research and Education. He is co-author of the German textbook on palliative medicine and editor of ‘Der Schmerz’, and a member of the Leopoldina National Academy of Science. He has been a commissioner of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care from 2015 to 2017. Professor Radbruch is president of the German Association for Palliative Medicine and of the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Selected publications

Knaul, F. M., P. E. Farmer, et al. (2018). "Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief-an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report." Lancet 391(10128): 1391-1454.

Radbruch, L., L. De Lima, et al. (2020). "Redefining Palliative Care - a New Consensus-based Definition." J Pain Symptom Manage.

Radbruch, L., F. M. Knaul, et al. (2020). "The key role of palliative care in response to the COVID-19 tsunami of suffering." Lancet 395(10235): 1467-1469.

Radbruch, L., C. Leget, et al. (2016). "Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care." Palliative Medicine 30(2): 104-116.

Lukas Radbruch
Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch
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