Category Archives: BEREAVEMENT

Våga Fråga! – Dare to ask about the children.

When a parent is diagnosed with a life limiting illness, services may be hesitant about what they can offer to their children. Dr. Steve Marshall, a palliative care social worker from the United Kingdom, tells us why identifying children as … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight: the Death of the Queen.

There are not many lives that have been as public as the Queen of the United Kingdom’s, and yet her death at the age of 96 seemed unexpected to some.  Kathryn Mannix, author and retired palliative care doctor, reflects on … Continue reading

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Love, life, death, and a price. Worth a Ventafridda Award?

Vittorio Ventafridda was a palliative care pioneer and in 2007, the Maruzza Foundation established an award in his honour. It is given each year to a clinician who has demonstrated outstanding initiative and enterprise in the paediatric palliative care sector … Continue reading

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Supporting the bereaved is everyone’s business.

For the penultimate blog in our Palliative Care and Public Health series, Samar Aoun asks what do we know about bereavement as it is lived out in everyday life? Until fairly recently, we knew about the minority who sought support … Continue reading

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The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death: understanding a realistic utopia.

Death, dying, and loss are universal human experiences, but the contention of a new Lancet Commission is that they have become unfamiliar, disconnected, and unbalanced. For the next in our Palliative Care and Public Health blog series, Dr. Libby Sallnow … Continue reading

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