Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Strengthening the voice of direct palliative care stakeholders: WHPCA launches a call for grant applications

On behalf of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), Lucy Watts MBE, Founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network, urges palliative care organisations and networks led by people living with life-limiting conditions and/or older people in low- and … Continue reading

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Human Rights in End-of-Life Care: Implementation and early evaluation of the training programme

Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder, UK, explains the background to her longer article, which is published in the January/February 2018 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In our normal day-to-day lives and in the European and … Continue reading

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Taking palliative care to the top: My meeting with Dr Tedros

Lucy Watts MBE is a patient advocate, a young person’s representative for numerous charities and projects, and founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network. Here, she describes a memorable meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Palliative care in Nepal: Current steps to providing Universal Health Coverage

Dr Dan Munday, Dr Ruth Powys, Professor Bishnu Paudel and Professor Rajesh Gongal, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In October 2017, the World Hospice and Palliative … Continue reading

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Answering seven questions about the state of palliative care for older persons in your country can influence global policy

IAHPC is coordinating information on palliative care for older people and urgently needs the help of EAPC members and readers. Katherine Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), explains how you can contribute. This summer, … 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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What future research is needed to improve care for people with advanced illness and towards the end of life?

Salzburg Public Debate on Palliative and End of Life Care . . . On this, World Science Day for Peace and Development, the #allmylifeQs series launches its final, and perhaps most important, question: What future research is needed to improve … Continue reading

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