Author Archives: pallcare

UK Supreme Court ruling on treatment withdrawal – implications for palliative care

Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, Co-Directors of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at Cardiff University, UK, reflect on the new court ruling. The UK Supreme Court ruled in July 2018 that it is not mandatory to apply to … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye: How design can help people at end of life

Ivor Williams, Senior Design Associate at Helix Centre, a healthcare innovation lab within St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK, explains the background to his longer article published in the May/June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Design might not … Continue reading

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Why my hat’s on for children’s palliative care – #HatsOn4CPC

CELEBRATING HATS ON FOR CHILDREN’S PALLIATIVE CARE – FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – a day to raise international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care services worldwide.  Lizzie Chambers, Director of Research and Programmes, Together for … Continue reading

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Hungry, homeless and heading for heaven: Exploring end-of-life preferences of homeless people in the UK

CELEBRATING WORLD DAY OF HOMELESSNESS, 10 OCTOBER 2018 –  we’re republishing this post by Wendy Ann Webb, first published as a blog post on 2 May 2018 relating to her longer journal article. And you can download the full article … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care – #HatsOn4CPC – 2018  

HATS ON FOR CHILDREN’S PALLIATIVE CARE – FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – a day to raise international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care services worldwide. Ahead of this year’s Hats on for Children’s Palliative Care, Professor … Continue reading

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Because I Matter: Celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018

October 13 is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. This year the theme is ‘Because I Matter’, highlighting the importance of listening to, involving and collaborating with people with direct experience of serious illness in all aspects of palliative care. … Continue reading

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The Portuguese strategic plan for palliative care 2017-2018

Dr Edna Gonçalves, President of the Portuguese National Commission for Palliative Care, and her colleagues give a summary of the Portuguese Strategic Plan for the Development of Palliative Care 2017-2018. In Portugal, Palliative Care (PC) emerged in the early 1990s due … Continue reading

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