Author Archives: pallcare

Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases

Continuing a series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to support people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Lea Jabbarian describes the systematic review about … Continue reading

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Strengthening the voice of direct palliative care stakeholders: WHPCA launches a call for grant applications

On behalf of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), Lucy Watts MBE, Founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network, urges palliative care organisations and networks led by people living with life-limiting conditions and/or older people in low- and … Continue reading

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Human Rights in End-of-Life Care: Implementation and early evaluation of the training programme

Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder, UK, explains the background to her longer article, which is published in the January/February 2018 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In our normal day-to-day lives and in the European and … Continue reading

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EAPC Board Matters: Board members of the European Association for Palliative Care meet in Bologna

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care, describes key activities that were discussed at the spring board meeting held in Bologna, Italy, from 20 to 22 March 2018. The … Continue reading

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Taking palliative care to the top: My meeting with Dr Tedros

Lucy Watts MBE is a patient advocate, a young person’s representative for numerous charities and projects, and founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network. Here, she describes a memorable meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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The world’s first full-scale occupational therapy trial in people with advanced cancer

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE . . . Marc Sampedro Pilegaard is an occupational therapist at The Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy, Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, … Continue reading

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The role of volunteers supporting people with life-limiting illness in their own homes

Dr Jason Boland, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Dr Rachel Fearnley, Honorary Researcher, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull, UK, explain the background to their longer article in the January/February 2018 issue of … Continue reading

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