Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

‘Healing Hearts and Communities’: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) was established in 2005 and has since become one of palliative care’s most significant global days. Each year a different theme is chosen to emphasise an aspect of palliative care that people may … Continue reading

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Ageing well and dying well in the right place: What Compassionate Communities can learn from Caring Neighbourhoods.

For the last in our Palliative Care and Public Health blog series, Liesbeth De Donder gives key learning points for palliative care from her research into Caring Neighbourhoods and why we cannot talk about ageing in place (the ability of … Continue reading

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Palliative care advocacy: The 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.

There have been huge strides taken over the last few years to ensure palliative care’s voice is heard loud and clear, regionally and worldwide.  Julie Ling, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and Katherine Pettus, The International Association for Hospice … Continue reading

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Supporting the bereaved is everyone’s business.

For the penultimate blog in our Palliative Care and Public Health series, Samar Aoun asks what do we know about bereavement as it is lived out in everyday life? Until fairly recently, we knew about the minority who sought support … Continue reading

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Leaders, advocates and voices for change: a message about future nurse leaders.

For our Palliative Care and Public Health blog series, Philip Larkin and Sonja McIlfatrick reflect on palliative care nursing ‘facts of life’, nurse education and call for a reorientation of the way in which nurses see their role. It is … Continue reading

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