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Transformational leadership: “Mary Potter” Palliative Care Centre contributes to improved quality of care and standards in Albania

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE … Irena Laska, Executive Director, “Mary Potter” Palliative Care Centre, Korça, and national palliative care trainer in Albania, launches our new series and puts the spotlight on Albania. The … Continue reading

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A day in the life of an editor – want to join in?

If you’ve ever fancied being part of a top palliative care journal, here’s your chance! Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Palliative Medicine’, takes you behind the scenes of the EAPC’s official research journal and invites you to join the team … Continue reading

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Continuity of care in Brazil: Challenges to filling the gaps

Santiago Rodríguez Corrêa, a family physician and founder of ‘Estar ao Seu Lado – Cuidados Paliativos na Atenção Primária,’ Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, explains why he’s feeling a little more optimistic … “A pessimist is one who makes … Continue reading

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Planning for the future with COPD – a new resource

Bettina Korn, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, and Deirdre Shanagher, Development Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation Dublin, Ireland, introduce a new booklet for people affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This post responds to a blog post by Lea … Continue reading

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Understanding complexity in palliative care

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE . . . Sophie Pask, PhD Student at Hull York Medical School, UK and Cathryn Pinto, Research Assistant at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, explain the background to a longer article selected … Continue reading

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What is the impact of dementia on the person’s family and who cares for the carers?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the March/April issue of the … Continue reading

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Symptomatic hyponatraemia in home-based palliative patients treated with subcutaneous infusions

Ancu Feng Escobar, MD, and Mario Lopez Saca, MD, are members of the multiprofessional team at the Clinica de Cuidados Paliativos, ‘Soporte y control de sintomas del enfermo avanzado’ in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here, they explain the background to … Continue reading

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