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Welcome to the 11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care – online abstract submission closes 31 October!

With increasing global interest in research in palliative care, Palermo is set to be centre stage in 2020 when it hosts the next EAPC World Research Congress on 14 to 16 May. Professor Augusto Caraceni (EAPC Research Network Chair) and Professor … Continue reading

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Comparison of financial support for family caregivers of people at the end of life across six countries

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM ‘PALLIATIVE MEDICINE’… This week, 13 to 19 October 2019, marks National Carers Week in Australia to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of unpaid carers. And Australia is one of six countries contributing to a study … Continue reading

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My Care My Right – Recognising the role of volunteers

On Saturday 12 October, people across the world will be celebrating and supporting hospice and palliative care. Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering, tell us more about this year’s … Continue reading

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Winning posters from Berlin: Bringing palliative care education to South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

MORE FROM THE BERLIN POSTERS SERIES… Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year at the 16th EAPC World Congress in Berlin more than 1,100 posters were on display representing the scientific rigour and commitment of … Continue reading

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Palliative care in the ‘Kingdom in the sky’: Lesotho

What can we learn and adapt from each other?  While nearly 6,000 miles apart, Wales in the UK and Lesotho in Southern Africa have much in common: similar size, landscape, bilingualism … and now palliative care. Dr Mary Hughes, a … Continue reading

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Winning posters from Berlin: Dentists and palliative care clinicians unite on award-winning poster on oral health

CONTINUING OUR BERLIN POSTERS SERIES … Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year at the 16th EAPC World Congress in Berlin more than 1,100 posters were on display representing the scientific rigour and commitment of … Continue reading

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Lobster for Josino: Fabulous food for our final days

An executive chef, a palliative care consultant, a dietician and a speech pathologist teamed up to write an award-winning cook book that ensures that food and drink continue to be a positive part of life right to the end.   … Continue reading

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