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Joan Hunt OBE Obituary: Pioneer of palliative care in Spain and founder of Cudeca, the country’s first hospice

Marisa Martín Roselló, CEO and Medical Director, Cudeca, pays tribute to Joan Hunt OBE, a British woman whose compassion and determination inspired the local community in her ‘adopted’ country to establish Spain’s first hospice. Joan Hunt died at the age … Continue reading

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Healing through compassionate leading in Spain: New president for SECPAL

As a membership organisation, the European Association for Palliative Care is proud of its strong relationship with its members, both member associations and individual members, across Europe and beyond. Today, we’ve invited newly elected president, Dr JP Leiva, to introduce … Continue reading

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Spain’s first paediatric palliative care unit

Last year, in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Paediatric Taskforce, we published a series of posts about children’s palliative care with examples of initiatives that aim to improve care for children, young people and their families. This … Continue reading

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Death and dying training for Fire Services in Spain

Dr Juan Pablo Leiva, a palliative care consultant at the Hospital of Manacor in Mallorca-Balearic Islands, Spain, explains what inspired him to develop a training course for local firefighters as part of his coursework with the European Palliative Care Academy … Continue reading

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First chair of palliative care in Catalonia and Spain: celebrating 25 years

Prof Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Director of the Càtedra de Cures Palliatives/Cátedra de Cuidados Paliativos and Chair of Palliative Care, University of Vic, and MDulce Fontanals, Carles Blay and Jordi Roca-Casas, Deputy Directors It is a great pleasure to announce the Chair … Continue reading