Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Palliative care airtime at the WHO Euro Committee Meeting in Rome

Katherine Irene Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC), prepares for an important WHO meeting starting in Rome today…  The 68th WHO Europe Regional Committee (RC38) meeting in Rome (September 17-21) will consider several important reports and … Continue reading

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Palliative Care at the United Nations – a fruitful meeting

Katherine Irene Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC). I have been reporting on the EAPC Blog for the past few years about attending the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Ageing and advocating for palliative … Continue reading

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A call to action for regional and national palliative care organisations …

Put Palliative Care into the Political Declaration for the 3rd High-level Meeting on NCDs! In this advocacy backgrounder, Katherine Pettus, PhD, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) Advocacy Officer, explains how global organisations are working together to ensure that … Continue reading

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Humanitarian disaster spilling over into Europe – from Syria to Germany

To celebrate World Refugee Day 2018, we are delighted to republish two posts from the series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises previously published in 2017.  The series looks at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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Palliative Care: All is unfair in love and war

To celebrate World Refugee Day 2018, we are delighted to republish this post that originally featured in 2017 in a series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises. The series looks at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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Strengthening the voice of direct palliative care stakeholders: WHPCA launches a call for grant applications

On behalf of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), Lucy Watts MBE, Founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network, urges palliative care organisations and networks led by people living with life-limiting conditions and/or older people in low- and … Continue reading

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Human Rights in End-of-Life Care: Implementation and early evaluation of the training programme

Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder, UK, explains the background to her longer article, which is published in the January/February 2018 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In our normal day-to-day lives and in the European and … Continue reading

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