Category Archives: BEREAVEMENT

Managing bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mai-Britt Guldin is a clinical psychology expert and senior researcher at Aarhus University hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, and a member of the steering committee of The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Bereavement Care Task Force. Together with members of the task force, … Continue reading

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Engaging with bereaved relatives: seeking their views about the quality of care provided to their family member in the last days of life

Dr Catriona Mayland is currently undertaking a five-year Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) Senior Clinical Research Fellowship with the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Here, she talks about assessing the quality of care provided in the last days of life and the … Continue reading

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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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