Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Have you prepared for your death?

Dr Suresh Kumar, Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care & Technical Advisor, Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, Kerala, India, explores the third question in the Salzburg Questions series, that encourages … Continue reading

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Religions together for palliative care

Representatives of all main religions and palliative care experts joined together in Rome, Italy, in March 2017 to promote the rights of all older people affected by advanced chronic conditions to receive palliative care. Dr Katherine I Pettus, PhD, International … Continue reading

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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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