Author Archives: pallcare

Using a holistic approach to reduce distress due to breathlessness in people with advanced disease

Researchers, clinicians, and service user representatives at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, have been gathering evidence on services for people with chronic breathlessness and advanced disease. Their findings are now published in Thorax and available in open access. Dr … Continue reading

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Encouraging clinically and research relevant case reports and clinical reviews: Launching Palliative Medicine’s new author instructions and types of submission

Sandra Martins Pereira and Sarah Yardley, Screening Editors, and Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief, of Palliative Medicine, unveil the new author instructions and explain how to make your submissions focused and relevant. Do case reports in palliative care still matter? The short, unanimous answer during … Continue reading

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Council of Europe launches latest report on palliative care in Europe

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has been integral to the development of this new report. Professor Phil Larkin, President of the EAPC, explains. The Council of Europe has launched its latest report on palliative care in Europe. The report … Continue reading

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Volunteers, palliative and end-of-life care: Using a new evidence-based volunteering and end-of-life care toolkit

‘Volunteers build Resilient Communities’ is the theme of this year’s International Volunteer Day that we celebrate today, 5 December. To celebrate the day in the context of palliative care, Professor Catherine Walshe, Co-director of the International Observatory on End of … Continue reading

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How do expatriate health workers cope with needs to provide palliative care in humanitarian emergency assistance? 

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE. . . Martin Schneider, physician and humanitarian worker, Geneva, Switzerland, explains the background to his longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the December 2018 issue of Palliative Medicine. When I worked as … Continue reading

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Milestone on the road to Universal Health Coverage: Palliative care is now included in the Declaration of Astana on Primary Health Care

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), as a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), was invited to attend the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan on 25-26 October.   … Continue reading

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Spiritual concerns when dying on the streets

Continuing our series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We look at the implications of providing palliative care and bereavement care for people who … Continue reading

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