Author Archives: pallcare

The double effect is no doctrine: It’s a reflective tool

Palliative care teams have many difficult ethical issues to consider, as do patients’ families, and these ethical decisions often involve legal issues. Derek Willis, Medical Director, Severn Hospice, Shropshire, UK, and Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK, … Continue reading

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When demography and illness trumps policy: Why Norwegians continue to die in institutions

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE . . . Jorid Kalseth, Department of Health Research, SINTEF Technology and Society, Trondheim, and Ole Magnus Theisen, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, explain … Continue reading

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Singing to a dead infant: How music therapy promoted and valued cultural difference to support a bereaved Yoruba family

In this series, The Arts in Palliative Care, we look at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that face people at the end … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of a Global Conversation: The Salzburg Questions Series

In response to Human Rights Day yesterday, 10th December, Katie Witcombe, Outreach Administrator for the Cicely Saunders Institute and one of the facilitators of the Salzburg Questions series, explains the importance of using digital campaigns to shine a spotlight on neglected … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories for Wellbeing

In this new series, The Arts in Palliative Care, we look at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that face people at the … Continue reading

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Celebrating hospice and palliative care volunteers

  Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. Today is the United Nations (UN) International Volunteer Day, a day on which volunteering is celebrated … Continue reading

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A medical student’s journey into palliative care

Lucy Taylor is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Her winning entry for the Royal Society of Medicine Palliative Care Section’s essay prize on the future of palliative care is published in the September/October issue … Continue reading

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