Category Archives: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Scoring a goal for palliative care – a celebration for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind! As Stephen Connor explained in his post last week, “Central to Universal Health Coverage is a focus … Continue reading

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Do you know how to access #palliativecare when you need it?

Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. Today, ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow (14 October 2017), Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance … Continue reading

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Improving access to controlled essential medicines – report from the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting

Professor David Oliver, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board Member, and Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), report on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting held recently in Vienna. The United Nations … Continue reading

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Doctors, nurses; do you want to die the way your patients die?

WHEN THE TIME COMES TO TELL OUR STORY, WHAT WILL WE SEE? Continuing the Salzburg Questions series that encourages a global discussion about the key issues affecting palliative care. Today, on International Right to Know Day (28 September) Dr Bruce … Continue reading

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Side events at 67th WHO European Regional Meeting highlight need for research and collaborative advocacy in palliative care 

In yesterday’s post, representatives from the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), explained how they worked hard, together with other organisations, to ensure that palliative care had a strong voice … Continue reading

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Advocating for palliative care at the 67th WHO European Regional Meeting in Budapest

In a special two-part post, Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), and Dr Julie Ling, Chief Executive Officer of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and Vice-Chair of the Worldwide … Continue reading

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The experience of spiritual pain for dying migrants away from birth country

New series: Posters from the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year in Madrid more than 900 posters were on display representing the scientific … Continue reading

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