Author Archives: pallcare

Changing patterns of mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic

ANOTHER IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SPECIAL SERIES ON COVID-19 AND THE PALLIATIVE CARE RESPONSE… Today’s guest writers are Rachel Cripps, Dr Anna Bone, and Professor Katherine Sleeman from the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College … Continue reading

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European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care: 20 years on and going stronger

Approaching 20,000 clinicians globally have completed a version of the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care. Professor Max Watson, Director of Project ECHO at Hospice UK, who originated the course and helped develop it with colleagues at the Princess Alice … Continue reading

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Is there equitable access to palliative care for people in prison?

CELEBRATING WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021. THIS YEAR’S THEME IS LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – EQUITY IN ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE In a special series, EAPC task forces and reference groups that work on behalf of vulnerable communities … Continue reading

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New ESMO clinical practice guidelines on the care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life

Members of the ESMO Guidelines Committee, Tomasz Dzierżanowski (Poland) and Philip Larkin (Switzerland), introduce ESMO’s latest clinical practice guideline – the first such document that targets both oncologists and palliative care providers by focusing on patient comfort and specifically their … Continue reading

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English Palliative and End of Life Care: Several Observations from an Anthropologist: An interview with Dr Erica Borgstrom, winner of the 2021 EAPC Post-Doctoral Award

Highlights of every European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards. Awarded jointly by the EAPC and the EAPC Research Network (RN), these awards recognise and support the work of scientists and clinicians in the field … Continue reading

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