Author Archives: pallcare

When the artist becomes leader … some thoughts

Ahead of the United Nations’ ‘World Creativity and Innovation Day’ (Sunday, 21 April), we are delighted to republish this post from Nigel Hartley, originally published in January 2018 as part of our Arts in Palliative Care series. In this continuing series, … Continue reading

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‘Death is difficult in any language’

CATCH UP WITH SOME OF OUR ‘PAST POSTS’ – today, we’re republishing a great ‘evergreen’  post selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ from the journal, Palliative Medicine.  And EAPC members can download a free copy of the full-text article from the EAPC website… … Continue reading

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Update on the Voice of Volunteering – supporting and learning from the EAPC Madrid Charter on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care

This week, 7 to 13 April, it’s National Volunteers’ Week in Canada and the US. To celebrate, we are republishing this post and ask you to sign the Volunteering Charter to support the valuable work of volunteers in North America. … Continue reading

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What is the evidence that people living with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life?

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE… Daniel Stow, PhD Student, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, explains the background to his longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in the April issue of  ‘Palliative Medicine’. … Continue reading

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Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives: A clear and concise expression of the patient’s wishes regarding personal care and medical treatment or therapeutic interventions

ABSTRACT WATCH – THE START OF A NEW, BI-ANNUAL SERIES FROM BARRY ASHPOLE, COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT, EDUCATOR AND MEDIA SPECIALIST FROM ONTARIO, CANADA. TWICE A YEAR, BARRY WILL PRESENT A SELECTION OF ABSTRACTS ON TOPICAL ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE. Today, … Continue reading

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Advanced patient-reported outcome systems in the palliative care of adults and children with cancer – launch of a new European project: MyPal

Dr Vassilis Koutkias (Greece), Dr Kostas Stamatopoulos (Greece) and Professor Sheila Payne (UK) unveil a new European project to enable adults and children with cancer to engage more actively with their illness through the use of digital apps and games. On … Continue reading

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Do psychosocial interventions work in palliative care?

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE … Marco Warth, Jens Kessler, Friederike Koehler, Corina Aguilar-Raab, Hubert J. Bardenheuer and Beate Ditzen from Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany, explain the background to their longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in … Continue reading

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