Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Is dying well as important as living well?

In response to the Salzburg Questions, a new series encouraging a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care, Dr Jonathan Koffman of the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, explores the importance of addressing happiness at the … Continue reading

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Making connections – EAPC President visits the European Parliament

Professor Philip Larkin, President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), highlights some European Parliament initiatives that may offer opportunities for the EAPC to be seen as an authority on the delivery and practice of palliative care. Once in … Continue reading

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Rethinking care toward the end of life: Outcomes from a Salzburg Global Seminar

Julie Ling, Chief Executive Officer of the European Association for Palliative Care, and Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, were in Salzburg, Austria, to attend this global gathering. Here, they set the … Continue reading

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Palliative care: A special form of disinterested charity

A POST TO CELEBRATE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK – SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2017 Ahead of tomorrow’s World Day of the Sick, Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), explains the background to … Continue reading

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EAPC gets more involved in European Union . . .

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, is a member of the board of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and represents the EAPC on the Civil Society Forum on Drugs. The EAPC has recently become more involved in … Continue reading

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The Convenient Death of King George V

Associate Professor A D (Sandy) Macleod is a psychiatrist and palliative medicine physician. Jane Vella-Brincat is a clinical pharmacist. They have been working in the palliative care services in Christchurch, New Zealand, for many years. Here, they explain the background … Continue reading

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2016 – the year we raised more awareness about children’s palliative care in Norway

Continuing our series of posts, in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Paediatric Taskforce, about children’s palliative care with examples of initiatives that aim to improve care for children, young people and their families. Today, Natasha Pedersen, … Continue reading

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