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EAPC Board Matters: Board members of the European Association for Palliative Care meet in Barcelona

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care, describes key activities that were discussed at the latest board meeting held in Barcelona, Spain. The EAPC Board’s most recent meeting took … Continue reading

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A shorter average length of stay in a UK hospice – how is this happening?

Dr Carmen Chan, a GP in training, and Dr Michael Tapley, Medical Director and Palliative Care Consultant at Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative … Continue reading

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Is dying well as important as living well?

In response to the Salzburg Questions, a new series encouraging a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care, Dr Jonathan Koffman of the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, explores the importance of addressing happiness at the … Continue reading

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Ethical issues in palliative care in heart failure

Manuel Martínez-Sélles is Head of Section of Cardiology of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, and Professor in the Universidad Europea and Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. Here, he explains the background to a longer article published in the January/February issue … Continue reading

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Progressing palliative care: Current perspectives and future directions

NEW SERIES: Ahead of the 15th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, we shall be publishing posts from our plenary speakers . . . Today, Dr Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, … Continue reading

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Parenting while living with advanced cancer

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Dr Eliza (Leeza) M Park Department of Psychiatry and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, explains the background to a longer … Continue reading

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