Category Archives: EAPC Taskforces/special projects

Celebrating hospice and palliative care volunteers

  Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. Today is the United Nations (UN) International Volunteer Day, a day on which volunteering is celebrated … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Towards a WHO policy for strengthening palliative care education for all healthcare professionals

Frank Elsner, Phil Larkin, Stefan Lorenzl and Piret Paal explain why it’s important that all EAPC members contribute to a new EAPC online survey to evaluate the core elements of palliative care and shape our teaching and learning strategies. The … Continue reading

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Palliative care and neurology – world recognition at the World Congress of Neurology

Professor David Oliver, Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group on Palliative Care in Neurology. The recognition of the role of palliative care for patients with progressive neurological disease has been increasing over the past five … Continue reading

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Advance care planning: The EAPC white paper in a nutshell

Judith Rietjens and Ida Korfage are both Assistant Professors in the department of Public Health of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together, they chair the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) taskforce on advance care planning. In this blog … Continue reading

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Palliative care in neurology

David Oliver is an honorary professor at the University of Kent in the UK, a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care and a retired consultant in palliative medicine. Palliative care featured again at the Congress of the … Continue reading

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New EAPC Primary Care Reference Group – first open meeting at EAPC World Congress

Professor Scott Murray, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and Dr Sébastien Moine, Université Paris 13, France, Co-chairs, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group in Primary Care, invite all those interested in palliative care in primary care to join them … Continue reading

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Mapping palliative care systems in long-term care facilities in Europe: Update on the EAPC Taskforce

Katherine Froggatt, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster Univiversity, UK, and Lieve Van den Block, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care, VUB-UGent End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading

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