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From Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe – what people liked most on the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) blog in 2018

Followers of the EAPC blog have wide-ranging interests and (in 2018) came from 168 countries – 86 per cent of the world’s countries. And that’s official because we’ve just checked our viewing statistics for last year to identify the ‘Top … Continue reading

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Milestones: Fifty years of hospice and palliative care in Germany

ONLY 101 DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC) TO BE HELD IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 23 TO 25 MAY 2019, WE BRING YOU SOME SPECIAL POSTS TO WELCOME YOU TO … Continue reading

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Rían: The therapy dog who’s a leading member of the team at Our Lady’s Hospice

Contributing to our new series, ‘Palliative Care and Animals’, Noreen Holland, Assistant Director of Nursing at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Dublin, Ireland, introduces us to therapy dog, Rían.   Pets provide companionship, love and devoted loyalty to … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt and best practices in palliative care for nursing homes: PACE Steps to Success programme

Professor Sheila Payne, Professor Katherine Froggatt and Danni Collingridge Moore from the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, describe their work in developing a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which demonstrates how to implement the PACE … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to us! German Association for Palliative Medicine celebrates 25 years

ONLY 112 DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE – BERLIN, GERMANY, 23-25 MAY 2019 – WE BRING YOU THE FIRST OF SOME  SPECIAL POSTS TO WELCOME YOU TO BERLIN. Today, … Continue reading

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Never say die? Vet and palliative care doctor join forces to encourage talking about dying well  

NEW SERIES LAUNCHING TODAY: PALLIATIVE CARE AND ANIMALS Doctors and vets are starting to talk together more through the WHO’s One Health initiative. But how many are comparing professional notes about supporting patients and caregivers facing the end of life? … Continue reading

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Research ethics in palliative care: A hallmark in Palliative Medicine now curated in a new virtual issue

Do you have ethical concerns or issues related to your research that you would like to share and discuss with readers of ‘Palliative Medicine’? Sandra Martins Pereira and Pablo Hernández-Marrero introduce the latest virtual issue of the journal and welcome future submissions. … Continue reading

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