Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Rethinking care toward the end of life: Outcomes from a Salzburg Global Seminar

Julie Ling, Chief Executive Officer of the European Association for Palliative Care, and Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, were in Salzburg, Austria, to attend this global gathering. Here, they set the … Continue reading

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Palliative care: A special form of disinterested charity

A POST TO CELEBRATE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK – SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2017 Ahead of tomorrow’s World Day of the Sick, Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), explains the background to … Continue reading

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EAPC gets more involved in European Union . . .

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, is a member of the board of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and represents the EAPC on the Civil Society Forum on Drugs. The EAPC has recently become more involved in … Continue reading

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2016 – the year we raised more awareness about children’s palliative care in Norway

Continuing our series of posts, in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Paediatric Taskforce, about children’s palliative care with examples of initiatives that aim to improve care for children, young people and their families. Today, Natasha Pedersen, … Continue reading

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Talk CPR Project – improving communication in palliative illness

Dr Mark Taubert is Clinical Director for Palliative Medicine, Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, and a member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) social media team. Here, Mark explains how a new website aims to dispel … Continue reading

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Project Estar ao Seu Lado: Living with total pain in Brazil

In this special post to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow, Santiago Rodríguez Corrêa, a family physician, and Carla Mazuko, a nurse, from Project Estar ao Seu Lado, Brazil, pick up the theme of this year’s event: ‘Living … Continue reading

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Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen

  World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Ahead of this year’s event on 8 October, Dr Stephen R Connor, Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice … Continue reading

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