Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

New images of palliative care: Winning photos from Berlin

A new feature of this year’s 16THWorld Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) held in Berlin, Germany, was the first ever photography competition. Anne Letsch (Member of the Scientific Committee and Head of the Local Organising Committee for … Continue reading

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My Care My Right – Recognising the role of volunteers

On Saturday 12 October, people across the world will be celebrating and supporting hospice and palliative care. Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering, tell us more about this year’s … Continue reading

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Winning posters from Berlin: Bringing palliative care education to South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

MORE FROM THE BERLIN POSTERS SERIES… Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year at the 16th EAPC World Congress in Berlin more than 1,100 posters were on display representing the scientific rigour and commitment of … Continue reading

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Winning posters from Berlin: In case of life-limiting illness: What is the most important for the public in Norway?

NEW ON THE BLOG: START OF THE BERLIN POSTER SERIES… Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year at the 16th EAPC World Congressin Berlin more than 1,100 posters were on display representing the scientific … Continue reading

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Killing me softly…

A campaign’s video, which shows a patient dying and suffering badly in a hospice, has created quite a storm of opinion on social media. Professor Lukas Radbruch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin, DGP) … Continue reading

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Palliative Care: Surrounding You With Support

This week, the island of Ireland is celebrating Palliative Care Week #pallcareweek… Karen Charnley, Director, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), explains how good information and support are the cornerstone of this year’s campaign and introduces the … Continue reading

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New Death Café in a Hertfordshire village – what did we talk about?

Death Cafés are part of a growing worldwide movement to encourage people to talk about death. Last week, palliative care physician, Dr Mark Taubert, explained how he and colleagues started a Death Café in Wales. Today, Imogen White, a retired social … Continue reading

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