Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

A call to action for regional and national palliative care organisations …

Put Palliative Care into the Political Declaration for the 3rd High-level Meeting on NCDs! In this advocacy backgrounder, Katherine Pettus, PhD, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) Advocacy Officer, explains how global organisations are working together to ensure that … Continue reading

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Humanitarian disaster spilling over into Europe – from Syria to Germany

To celebrate World Refugee Day 2018, we are delighted to republish two posts from the series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises previously published in 2017.  The series looks at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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Palliative Care: All is unfair in love and war

To celebrate World Refugee Day 2018, we are delighted to republish this post that originally featured in 2017 in a series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises. The series looks at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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Strengthening the voice of direct palliative care stakeholders: WHPCA launches a call for grant applications

On behalf of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), Lucy Watts MBE, Founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network, urges palliative care organisations and networks led by people living with life-limiting conditions and/or older people in low- and … Continue reading

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Human Rights in End-of-Life Care: Implementation and early evaluation of the training programme

Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder, UK, explains the background to her longer article, which is published in the January/February 2018 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In our normal day-to-day lives and in the European and … Continue reading

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Taking palliative care to the top: My meeting with Dr Tedros

Lucy Watts MBE is a patient advocate, a young person’s representative for numerous charities and projects, and founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network. Here, she describes a memorable meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Palliative care in Nepal: Current steps to providing Universal Health Coverage

Dr Dan Munday, Dr Ruth Powys, Professor Bishnu Paudel and Professor Rajesh Gongal, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In October 2017, the World Hospice and Palliative … Continue reading

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