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EAPC Board Matters: Board members of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) meet in Dublin

Natasha Pedersen, member of the EAPC Board of Directors, and Julie Ling, CEO of the EAPC, report on the first face-to-face meeting of the new board held in October. A new board was elected at the EAPC World Congress in … Continue reading

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Developing general palliative care using patient narratives

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM ‘PALLIATIVE MEDICINE’ Stine Gundtoft Roikjaer MScPH, RN, is a PhD student at the Southern University of Denmark, and a member of the PROgrez research group, Medicine2 cardiology, Slagelse Hospital, Region Zealand, Denmark and The Knowledge Centre … Continue reading

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Volunteering, boundaries and power

AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY TOMORROW (5 DECEMBER), WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON VOLUNTEERING HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE… Libby Sallnow, an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at St Christopher’s Hospice, UK, the Marie Curie Palliative Care … Continue reading

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Palliative care as a basic healthcare right: A new consensus within the humanitarian community

Continuing our new series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises where we shall look at the implications of providing palliative care for migrants, refugees and people who have fled war-torn countries and places of conflict and how … Continue reading

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Can big data be useful for palliative and end-of-life care? Call for papers for a special issue of ‘Palliative Medicine’

Bregje Onwuteaka Philipsen (Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands) and Lucas Morin (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) are the Guest Editors of the special issue of ‘Palliative Medicine’ on ‘Big Data in Palliative and End-of-Life Care’. Big data is everywhere. We use complex algorithms to find our … Continue reading

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Developing EAPC guidance on palliative care for refugees and migrants

Continuing our new series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises where we shall look at the implications of providing palliative care for migrants, refugees and people who have fled war-torn countries and places of conflict and how … Continue reading

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A Metaphor Menu for People Living with Cancer

Researchers at Lancaster University have produced a ‘Metaphor Menu for People with Cancer’ – a resource for meaning-making and communication that is freely available for anyone to read and use. Elena Semino (Lancaster University), Sheila Payne (Lancaster University) and Zsófia Demjén … Continue reading

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