Category Archives: World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

My Care My Right – Recognising the role of volunteers

On Saturday 12 October, people across the world will be celebrating and supporting hospice and palliative care. Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering, tell us more about this year’s … Continue reading

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Because I matter: It is just as important to know how to care as it is to cure

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL It’s been a triple celebration in Pamplona in northern Spain where the team have celebrated the 75thanniversary of Hospital San Juan de Dios, the 27th anniversary of their palliative care unit … Continue reading

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Because I Matter: Celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018

October 13 is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. This year the theme is ‘Because I Matter’, highlighting the importance of listening to, involving and collaborating with people with direct experience of serious illness in all aspects of palliative care. … Continue reading

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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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Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen

  World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Ahead of this year’s event on 8 October, Dr Stephen R Connor, Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice … Continue reading

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