Author Archives: pallcare

Engaging with bereaved relatives: seeking their views about the quality of care provided to their family member in the last days of life

Dr Catriona Mayland is currently undertaking a five-year Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) Senior Clinical Research Fellowship with the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Here, she talks about assessing the quality of care provided in the last days of life and the … Continue reading

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How motivational messaging may help patients to stay on course with MyPal

Dr Jonathan Reston and Heather Parker, MyPal team members and behaviour change specialists at Atlantis Healthcare UK, explain how the MyPal Adult study will incorporate personalised motivational messaging to optimise participant engagement. Most of us are now connected to a range of … Continue reading

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From the front line: Palliative care in Bologna during the COVID-19 crisis

Dr Danila Valenti is Medical Director of UO Rete delle Cure Palliative (SC), a palliative care unit in Bologna, northern Italy, and a member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board of Directors. Here, she explains some of … Continue reading

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Start thinking about palliative care in times of a pandemic: The case of corona …

Professor Dr Christoph Ostgathe is President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), and a palliative care physician at the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany. Here he asks if palliative care teams are prepared for what may be their important role … Continue reading

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Palliative care nursing and research:  A call to arms to conduct nursing research

Continuing our series to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 and the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population.  To mark this world first, the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is delighted … Continue reading

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What paediatric palliative care means for families of children with severe neurological impairment

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM ‘PALLIATIVE MEDICINE’ Sophie Ribbers, M.Sc. Psychology, is a research associate at the Pediatric Palliative Care Center, Children’s and Adolescents’ Hospital Datteln, Department of Children’s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Faculty of Health, School of … Continue reading

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St Giles Hospice works in partnership to support dementia care in care homes

St Giles Hospice, in the West Midlands of England, provides palliative care for people with advanced cancer, motor neurone disease, and other terminal illnesses. With a long tradition of working in partnership with other like-minded organisations to provide supportive care, … Continue reading

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