‘We are making a new world’: the top ten EAPC blogs January to June 2022!

We are delighted to announce the top ten EAPC blogs for the first six months of 2022. Professor Mark Taubert, EAPC Editorial Team member, tells us more…

image: The view over a desolate landscape with shattered trees, the earth a mass of shell holes. The sun hangs high in the sky, beams of light shining down through heavy, earth-coloured clouds.
Paul Nash ‘We are Making a New World’ (Art.IWM ART 1146)
Copyright: ©IWM Imperial War Museum.

The EAPC Editorial Team have been working hard to curate a thriving blog. Seeing how many people actually access these pages now is quite incredible, and as someone who reviews content, I can say that the diversity of topics never fails to amaze me. It also feels like a huge privilege to read these entries from all over the world, and to get a little insight into what people’s professional lives are like elsewhere. The glue that binds all of this together – those who need good palliative care and those who try their best to give it – is evident in these blogs.

Can we be hopeful for the future of palliative care? Some of the challenges reflected in the blogs are huge. But reading through them, even those that outline the worst of conditions, still always allows for some (though sometimes small) rays of hope. Trying to be optimistic these days is like an exercise regimen that needs constant discipline and rigour. All of the blog authors have put pen to paper, written down a list of challenges and then come up with what they think may work. This they have carried out in full understanding of how urgent a state our world is in.  I’m sometimes reminded of a painting by Paul Nash in the Imperial War Museum, entitled ‘We are making a new world’. The view is of a desolate, destroyed landscape, composed of shattered trees, the earth a mass of shell holes. Yet, the sun hangs high in the sky, beams of light shining through heavy clouds, and you get the feeling that someone is always there to start all over again.

So with thanks to the palliative care community, and in particular to our blog authors, for sharing their research, their strides forward, their hopes and fears. On behalf of the EAPC and Editorial Team, I am delighted to share with you the top ten blogs for the first half of 2022. 

The EAPC’s most read blog published between January to June 2022 is:

Eric Finkelstein, What matters most to patients and families at the end of life: Findings from Quality of Death and Dying index.

And in alphabetical order, our other top ten most read blogs are:

Global Palliative Care Community Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine.

Carlos Seiça Cardoso, Let’s make palliative care accessible to people of every language in Europe and beyond!

Luc Deliens, What happens when palliative care is neglected as a public health priority? (Public Health EAPC blog series).

Maaike Haan, Comics in Palliative Care: helpful or too confrontational? (Palliative Medicine Editor’s Choice).

Kristina Keleman, Life in Lviv, Ukraine (Ukraine EAPC blog series).

Sheila Payne, Revised Recommendations on Standards and Norms for Palliative Care in Europe from the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC): A Delphi study published in ‘Palliative Medicine’.

Libby Sallnow, The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death: understanding a realistic utopia (Public Health EAPC blog series).

Iryna Slugotska, Life in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Ukraine EAPC blog series).

Marek Uhlíř, Approaching the End of their lives under blue lights and sirens.  

Stay tuned for our top twenty of 2022, coming to you in the summer! And if you are interested in being the author of one of our most read blogs click here to read our Contributor’s Guidelines or get in touch with the Editor to discuss your exciting blog idea.

Links and resources

About the author

Prof. Mark Taubert is a Palliative Medicine Consultant and Clinical Director at Velindre University NHS Trust in Wales and is a member of the EAPC Editorial Team. Twitter:@ProfMarkTaubert.

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