Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

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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Scoring a goal for palliative care – a celebration for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind! As Stephen Connor explained in his post last week, “Central to Universal Health Coverage is a focus … Continue reading

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Do you know how to access #palliativecare when you need it?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. Today, ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow (14 October 2017), Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance … Continue reading

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Improving access to controlled essential medicines – report from the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting

Professor David Oliver, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board Member, and Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), report on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting held recently in Vienna. The United Nations … Continue reading

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Doctors, nurses; do you want to die the way your patients die?

WHEN THE TIME COMES TO TELL OUR STORY, WHAT WILL WE SEE? Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. Today, on International Right to Know Day (28 September) Dr Bruce … Continue reading

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Side events at 67th WHO European Regional Meeting highlight need for research and collaborative advocacy in palliative care 

In yesterday’s post, representatives from the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), explained how they worked hard, together with other organisations, to ensure that palliative care had a strong voice … Continue reading

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