Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

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


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


Council of Europe launches latest report on palliative care in Europe

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has been integral to the development of this new report. Professor Phil Larkin, President of the EAPC, explains. The Council of Europe has launched its latest report on palliative care in Europe. The report … Continue reading

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How do expatriate health workers cope with needs to provide palliative care in humanitarian emergency assistance? 

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE. . . Martin Schneider, physician and humanitarian worker, Geneva, Switzerland, explains the background to his longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the December 2018 issue of Palliative Medicine. When I worked as … Continue reading

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Milestone on the road to Universal Health Coverage: Palliative care is now included in the Declaration of Astana on Primary Health Care

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), as a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), was invited to attend the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan on 25-26 October.   … Continue reading

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Because I matter: It is just as important to know how to care as it is to cure

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL It’s been a triple celebration in Pamplona in northern Spain where the team have celebrated the 75thanniversary of Hospital San Juan de Dios, the 27th anniversary of their palliative care unit … Continue reading

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