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APCP Social Work Task Force translates ‘Core competencies for palliative care social work in Europe’ into Portuguese

Carla Reigada, on behalf of the Portuguese Association of Palliative Care (APCP) Social Work Task Force, introduces the Portuguese translation of this essential document and encourages others to translate it into their languages. Writing in the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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Breaking the ice in palliative care … with an ice cream break

Ice cream has a special place in the Unité de Soins de Support et d’Accompagnement (USSA) palliative care unit in Agen, France, where Catherine Renard is a volunteer. Catherine, also a member of the steering group of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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The ICD-11 diagnosis ‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ – Problems and opportunities

Urs Münch, a psychologist and psychotherapist from Berlin, Germany, and currently a vice-president of the German Association for Palliative Medicine, continues the discussion on the recent proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to add the diagnosis of ‘prolonged grief … Continue reading

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Sedation at the end of life

Robert Twycross, Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, explains the background to his longer article recently published in the journal, ‘Palliative Care Research and Treatment’. A few thoughts arising from my recent narrative review on palliative … Continue reading

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Transforming learning in palliative care

Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive at St Christopher’s, London, UK, explains how a conversation with two doctors from Rwanda and Bangladesh has led to radical changes at St Christopher’s to reflect contemporary opportunities and challenges. In the last plenary of … Continue reading

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Bringing palliative care to the public: The impact of social media. An interview with Mark Taubert, winner of the 2019 EAPC Clinical Impact Award

Highlights of every EAPC Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards, which recognise and support the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research.  We talk to Dr Mark Taubert, winner of the 2019 EAPC … Continue reading

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Older people, palliative care and multiple perspectives: My contributions and future directions. An interview with Dr Maria Heckel PhD, winner of the 2019 EAPC Palliative Medicine Early Researcher Award

Highlights of every EAPC Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards, which recognise and support the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research.  We talk to Dr Maria Heckel, PhD, winner of the 2019 … Continue reading

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