Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Lipik
Ljerka Pavković works as the assistant director of nursing and head nurse at the Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Lipik. In 2007 she graduated nursing management at the University of Health Applied Sciences in Zagreb. Throughout her carrier she received additional education in the field of palliative care at CEPAMET at the University of Zagreb and Zagreb's Institute for the Culture of Health. Driven to help people, she initiated and cofounded Palliative Team LiPa and encourages youth participation in volunteerism. She is actively involved in the strategy for the development of palliative care in the Republic of Croatia and comprehensive care for Croatian veterans respectively. Due to her experience of nursing on the battlefield, she promotes training of nurses in correspondence to crisis, and was consequently named president at the Association of Nurses of the Homeland War of the Croatian Nurses Association (HUMS).
My research focuses on the model of palliative care, nurses in the Croatian Homeland War and organization of nurses in health care institutions. The role of health care professionals in the Homeland War, nurses especially, is of utmost importance.