Author Archives: pallcare

New workbook for carers in palliative care released

Dr Libby Sallnow, Palliative medicine doctor, University College London Hospital, and doctoral student, University of Edinburgh, UK. This week sees the release of a new tool for supporting carers in palliative care, but with one crucial difference –  it takes … Continue reading


Can we convey hope in advance care planning? … Yes we can!

Continuing a series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to support people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Francesco Bulli, Alessandro Toccafondi and Guido … Continue reading

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Scoring a goal for palliative care – a celebration for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind! As Stephen Connor explained in his post last week, “Central to Universal Health Coverage is a focus … Continue reading

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Do you know how to access #palliativecare when you need it?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. Today, ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow (14 October 2017), Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance … Continue reading

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Improving access to controlled essential medicines – report from the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting

Professor David Oliver, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board Member, and Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), report on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting held recently in Vienna. The United Nations … Continue reading

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Palliative care and neurology – world recognition at the World Congress of Neurology

Professor David Oliver, Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group on Palliative Care in Neurology. The recognition of the role of palliative care for patients with progressive neurological disease has been increasing over the past five … Continue reading

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On the nature of our ‘Image Problem’: Initial perceptions of palliative care

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Anna Collins, Research Fellow, Palliative Care, VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne/St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia, explains the background to her longer article selected as … Continue reading

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