Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide in Portugal: The need for further research to mediate the debate

Following last week’s post ‘Bringing the EAPC white paper to the centre of the Portuguese debate’, Sandra Martins Pereira, Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Ana Sofia Carvalho from the Instituto de Bioética, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto/ UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Porto, Portugal, … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Portugal: Bringing the EAPC white paper to the centre of the Portuguese debate

Introducing a new, two-part series from Sandra Martins Pereira, Mara Freitas, Cátia Ferreira, Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Manuel Luís Capelas, on behalf of the Portuguese Association for Palliative Care. Here, they introduce the Portuguese translation of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on Ageing to Consider Long Term and Palliative Care

Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care On July 7, the Eighth United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, selected ‘long term … Continue reading

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How and what do you measure to ensure quality palliative and end-of-life care?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care.   Today, 11 July, is World Population Day. Professor Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair and Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care, … Continue reading

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What matters to me: A human rights approach to end of life care

Caroline Belchamber, Professional Lead for Education at Sue Ryder and Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University, UK, explores a human rights approach to end of life care Are we delivering effective end of life care? Lack of confidence in delivering effective … Continue reading

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One hundred and forty-five countries signed the 1951 Refugee Convention: Why do refugees have limited access to quality health care and end-of-life care?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. On World Refugee Day today, 20 June, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, Executive Director, and Shelley Enarson, Communications Consultant, both of the African Palliative Care … Continue reading

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Refugees in palliative care: What do they need?

Continuing our series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crisis. We look at the implications of providing palliative care and bereavement care for migrants, refugees and people who have fled war-torn countries and places of conflict and how … Continue reading

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