Category Archives: EAPC White Papers, Guidelines & Recommendations

Strengths and resources: What palliative care social work is made of

In November 2014, the European Association for Palliative Care published a new white paper: Core competencies for palliative care social work in Europe. Here, two of the authors, David Oliviere and Pam Firth, recall people who inspired them in developing … Continue reading

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The art of social work in palliative care: EAPC publishes new White Paper on core competencies

Dr Sean Hughes, Research Associate, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, explains the background to a longer article published in the November/December issue of the ‘European Journal of Palliative Care’. My work in more than … Continue reading

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Developing core competencies for children’s palliative care: EAPC publishes new white paper

Professor Julia Downing, Director of Education and Research, International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN); Team Leader EU-funded project on the Development of Palliative Care in Serbia and Professor at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, explains the background to a longer article … Continue reading

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Member awareness of the EAPC Framework on palliative sedation

Dr Ebun Abarshi, an experienced researcher on the EUROIMPACT Project, provides the background to an internet-based survey that is reported in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Symptom management at the end of life can be … Continue reading

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Exciting news – but valid for my own patients?

Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Lead Consultant and Head of Centre, Regional Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care, Western Norway, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, and Senior Advisor, European Palliative Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, … Continue reading

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New EAPC white paper strengthens interdisciplinary thinking

Claudia Gamondi, Palliative Care Physician, Palliative Care Department, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ticino, Switzerland, explains the background to two longer articles published in the March/April and May/June issues of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Core competencies in palliative … Continue reading

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EAPC Early Researcher Award: the gains and pains of winning

Jenny T van der Steen, PhD, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of general practice & elderly care medicine, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, explains how winning the EAPC Early Researcher Award has impacted on her … Continue reading

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