Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Two crises at one time: Access to opioids for patients in palliative care in times of the US opioid crisis

Prof Dr Christoph Ostgathe, Dr Sébastien Moine, Dr Julie Ling (European Association for Palliative Care) and Prof Lukas Radbruch (International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care). The USA ‘opioid crisis’ is a well-documented public health disaster and a human tragedy, (0) with … Continue reading

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New edition of EAPC Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe launches at 16th EAPC World Congress in Berlin

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Reporting live from the 16th EAPC World Congress in Berlin, Eduardo Garralda, Research Assistant at the ATLANTES Research Programme at the University of Navarra, Spain, explains the background to this updated advocacy tool that … Continue reading

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 ‘Tour de Hospice’: Two women on wheels – destination #EAPC2019 Berlin

ONLY THREE 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 ANOTHER POST IN OUR SERIES, ‘WELCOME TO … Continue reading

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Searching for meaning: A film for Dying Matters Week 2019

Every year in May across the UK, Dying Matters and its members host an Awareness Week, placing the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. Jean-Francois Rodrigues hopes that his documentary film will help to … Continue reading

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Access to palliative care and pain relief – an imperative of Universal Health Coverage

Only 17 days to #EAPC2019 … The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care: ‘Global Palliative Care – Shaping the future’ will explore how palliative care fits with the current global health and identify areas where more … Continue reading

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From crisis to sustainability: Building palliative care with limited resources

Only 22 days to #EAPC2019 … The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care: ‘Global Palliative Care – Shaping the future’ will explore how palliative care fits with the current global health and identify areas where more needs … Continue reading

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Can powerful personal stories at a world level make a difference? 

In 2015, Sharon Thompson, from Donegal, Ireland, shared the story of her daughter, Victoria, in a series entitled: Palliative stories from the perspective of patients and family carers published on the EAPC blog. Last month, Sharon’s passionate advocacy work for … Continue reading

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