Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

 ‘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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2018 saw a major initiative in India to make palliative care accessible to everyone

Dr Jenifer Jeba S is a Professor (Palliative Medicine) at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India. Here, she explains how palliative care and family medicine physicians in India have come together to meet the huge unmet palliative care need for people … Continue reading

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From Rio Grande to Astana: The dream of palliative care as part of Universal Health Coverage must include primary care

In a recent post, Katherine Pettus, Sébastien Moine and Gulnara Kunirova explained why the Declaration of Astana’s decisive inclusion of palliative care as an essential service supports integration of our discipline into universal health coverage.   In this post, we hear from Santiago … Continue reading

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