Maria Bouri is a pediatrician, graduate of Medical School at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has been trained in pediatric palliative care in the United Kingdom (Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Paediatric Option) at the University of Wales, College of Medicine, (Subject of thesis: Paediatric palliative care: baseline audit of current practice). She also holds a Master of Arts in Medical Humanities received by the University of Wales, Swansea (United Kingdom) (thesis subject Glimpses into their worlds: exploring the suffering of seriously ill and dying children).She has also attended the educational program Working with Physical Illness: A Family Approach at the Tavistock Clinic (Tavistock & Portman NHS, United Kingdom),course assignment theme Systemic thinking and applications of paediatric palliative care.
In 2017, she supported her doctoral thesis (Doctor of Philosophy) at the Medical School at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (PhD subject: Health professionals' education in pediatric palliative care (  
Professional positions
Since 2001, she works in primary health care for children and families, including children with incurable conditions (Greek National Primary Health Care System)
2010-13: Organization and Medical Director of the first Pediatric Palliative Home care service in Greek, established by the non governmental organization Merimna.
Educational experience/seminars& conferences. She has taught in educational and training programs for health care professionals, on post-graduate level. Subjects:
She has also taken part in numerous conferences, seminars and short courses, addressed to health professionals and educators throughout Greece.
Clinical and research interests
·       Pediatric palliative care(epidemiology, symptom care, spiritually, etc)
·       Organizing and delivering pediatric palliative care services on community level
·       The role of medical humanities in health professional education
·       History of pediatrics
Membership of Scientific Societies
·       Greek Pediatric Society (since 1997) 
·       Greek Society of Infant Mental Health (affiliated to World Association for Infant Mental Health) (member of the Administrative Council) (
·       Greek Society for Paediatric Palliative Care (Founding member and member of the Administrative Council (
Selected publications & translations
·      Bouri M, Papadatou D, Koukoutsakis, P, Bitsakou P, Kafetzis D. The impact of pediatric palliative care training on the death attitudes of healthprofessionals. International Journal of Caring Sciences, 2017; 10(2): 676- 89.  
      Bouri M.  “Thoughts on perinatal loss”. Psychis Dromoi, 2018 16:8-15. (published in Greek).  
      Bonnafé M. [Les livres fait bonneaux bebes] (Greek translation: G Abatzoglou, M. Bouri, Chr. Chatzidimitriou). Editions SYMEPE, Thessaloniki, 2017. 
·     Jaspers K: The physician in the technological age. Synapsis Journal 2013; 9 (31): 31-39  (translation and introduction, published in Greek).  
      Bouri M, Tserkezoglou A, Μystakidou M, Κaranikolas S, Spiliopoulou C. Report of the European ATOME project: Access to opioid medication in Europe (2009–2014): Conclusions on the situation in Greece. Archives of Hellenic Medicine 33(4), 2016, 550-61. (published in Greek). 
·       Soublier M-J. Le deuil périnatal [The perinatal grief] Editions SYMEPE, (Forward M. Bouri), Thessaloniki, 2016 (Greek translation). 
·     World Health Organisation. Persisting Pain in Children.Highlights for Physicians and Nurses Extracted from the WHO Guidelines on the Pharmacological Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children with Medical Illnesses (Greek translation: Editions Merimna, Athens 2013).
·       World Health Organisation. WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses (Greek translation Editions Merimna, Athens 2013)
·      Bouri M & Papadatou D. Pediatric paliative care: perceptions of Greek pediatricians. Paidiatriki 2006; 69: 118-26 (published in Greek).
·       Papadatou D, Corr C, Frager G, Bouri M. Education and Training Curriculum for Pediatric Palliative Care. Alexandria, VA: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2003.     


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