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ICU and Palliative Care: Poles Apart or a Mindset in Common?

For the first in our new Palliative Care and Intensive Care series, Dr Sophia Henderson, Post CCT (Post Certificate of Completion of Training) Fellow in Intensive Care & Palliative Care, reflects on how historically referring ICU patients to palliative care … Continue reading

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‘Healing Hearts and Communities’: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) was established in 2005 and has since become one of palliative care’s most significant global days. Each year a different theme is chosen to emphasise an aspect of palliative care that people may … Continue reading

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‘I’m afraid I have some bad news…’

While not a phrase anyone would want to hear from their healthcare professional, Elise Lang and colleagues suggest there are ‘good ways’ to share such news and to discuss prognosis in a way that is supportive to those affected by … Continue reading

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Love, life, death, and a price. Worth a Ventafridda Award?

Vittorio Ventafridda was a palliative care pioneer and in 2007, the Maruzza Foundation established an award in his honour. It is given each year to a clinician who has demonstrated outstanding initiative and enterprise in the paediatric palliative care sector … Continue reading


Ageing well and dying well in the right place: What Compassionate Communities can learn from Caring Neighbourhoods.

For the last in our Palliative Care and Public Health blog series, Liesbeth De Donder gives key learning points for palliative care from her research into Caring Neighbourhoods and why we cannot talk about ageing in place (the ability of … Continue reading

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