Author Archives: pallcare

Testamentary capacity and palliative care: Helping patients implement estate planning

Dr Kieran Kennedy, Lecturer in Clinical Practice, General Practitioner and Forensic Physician, National University of Ireland Galway and SAOLTA University Hospitals Group, explains the background to a longer article published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative … Continue reading

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Have you prepared for your death?

Dr Suresh Kumar, Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care & Technical Advisor, Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, Kerala, India, explores the third question in the Salzburg Questions series, that encourages … Continue reading

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Mapping palliative care systems in long-term care facilities in Europe: Update on the EAPC Taskforce

Katherine Froggatt, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster Univiversity, UK, and Lieve Van den Block, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care, VUB-UGent End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading

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Religions together for palliative care

Representatives of all main religions and palliative care experts joined together in Rome, Italy, in March 2017 to promote the rights of all older people affected by advanced chronic conditions to receive palliative care. Dr Katherine I Pettus, PhD, International … Continue reading


Understanding funding models in palliative care: Who pays and who provides?

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Care, Hull York Medical School, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, explains the background to a longer article … Continue reading

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Preconditions for successful advance care planning

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. Joni Gilissen, MSc, PhD student at … Continue reading

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From bed to bench and back: Finding evidence to support our clinical practice

NEW SERIES: Ahead of the 15th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, we are publishing posts from our plenary speakers . . . Today, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital and University … Continue reading

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