Category Archives: BEREAVEMENT

New Death Café in a Hertfordshire village – what did we talk about?

Death Cafés are part of a growing worldwide movement to encourage people to talk about death. Last week, palliative care physician, Dr Mark Taubert, explained how he and colleagues started a Death Café in Wales. Today, Imogen White, a retired social … Continue reading

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Abstract Watch: Current thinking in paediatric palliative care and transition to adult care

The palliative care (PC) needs of children living with a terminal or life-limiting illness are unique. Barry R. Ashpole is a Communications Consultant, Educator and Media Specialist from Ontario, Canada, who contributes a bi-annual post for the blog. Here, he presents … Continue reading

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The ICD-11 diagnosis ‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ – Problems and opportunities

Urs Münch, a psychologist and psychotherapist from Berlin, Germany, and currently a vice-president of the German Association for Palliative Medicine, continues the discussion on the recent proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to add the diagnosis of ‘prolonged grief … Continue reading

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The healing power of grief

The German Hospice and Palliative Care Association opposes a move to add the diagnosis of ‘prolonged grief disorder’ to a new version of the International Classification of Diseases. Dr Klaus Onnasch, a retired pastor and a grief counsellor, and a member … Continue reading

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Why my hat’s on for children’s palliative care – #HatsOn4CPC

CELEBRATING HATS ON FOR CHILDREN’S PALLIATIVE CARE – FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – a day to raise international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care services worldwide.  Lizzie Chambers, Director of Research and Programmes, Together for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care – #HatsOn4CPC – 2018  

HATS ON FOR CHILDREN’S PALLIATIVE CARE – FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – a day to raise international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care services worldwide. Ahead of this year’s Hats on for Children’s Palliative Care, Professor … Continue reading

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Death and the Maiden – How women deal with grief

Ahead of International Widows’ Day tomorrow (June 23), Dr Anna Pedrosa Carrasco, Specialty doctor at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford University Hospitals, UK, talks about widowhood. This post is an introduction to Anna’s longer article published in the March/April issue … Continue reading

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