Category Archives: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Doing things differently, sharing power and holding to account: the evolution of No Barriers Here.

Over recent years, there has been an increased awareness of the inequalities in healthcare provision and palliative care. Individuals and organisations are working to change this, and today we hear from Gemma Allen and Dr Jed Jerwood about an exciting … Continue reading

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Don’t Say She Lost Her Battle: making a film about my mum’s death.

The words we use matter. Especially when discussing subjects that inform end-of-life decisions. Today, Oisín Liam Power, Irish writer and film maker, tells us about the inspiration behind his new short film – and why metaphorical war language should be … Continue reading

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A life or death decision? Who should decide who receives ICU care.

For the next in our intensive care and palliative care series, Pål Klepstad, ICU medical director and professor in Norway, reflects on who should be making decisions about whether intensive care treatment is in a patient’s best interest. For patients … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight: the Death of the Queen.

There are not many lives that have been as public as the Queen of the United Kingdom’s, and yet her death at the age of 96 seemed unexpected to some.  Kathryn Mannix, author and retired palliative care doctor, reflects on … Continue reading

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Relieving suffering and supporting the patient and the family: end-of-life care guidance for paramedics.

We’re delighted to present this month’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ from Palliative Medicine, the official research journal of the EAPC. This month, Leena Surakka and Kari Törrönen tells us about the findings of their research into end-of-life protocols for paramedics in Finland…and … Continue reading

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