Does the ‘PACE steps to Success’ programme reduce hospital use in the last month of life of nursing home residents?

Only 43 days to #EAPC2020 … The 11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care which, for the first time ever, will take place online with interactive online sessions 7 to 9 October 2020 and on-demand content … Continue reading

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DIAdIC: Supporting people with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers in their psycho-social needs

Prof Joachim Cohen, Project Coordinator, explains how the DIAdIC project will test and evaluate a nurse-led person-to-person approach and online learning that aim to support people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers. With almost four million people in the … Continue reading

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Palliative sedation in the context of COVID-19: Expert opinions from the Palliative Sedation project

In an earlier post on the EAPC blog, we heard about a European-funded Horizon2020 Research Project, Palliative Sedation, which is investigating clinical and ethical aspects of providing palliative sedation to dying patients across Europe. Now, writing on behalf of the Palliative Sedation Consortium, … Continue reading

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Leadership in palliative care: EAPC Task Force to foster international palliative care leadership capacity building

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has introduced a task force to foster international palliative care leadership capacity building. Chaired by Professor Raymond Voltz (University Hospital Cologne, Germany) and Professor Sheila Payne (Lancaster University, UK), it strives to influence, promote … Continue reading

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How motivational messaging may help patients to stay on course with MyPal

Dr Jonathan Reston and Heather Parker, MyPal team members and behaviour change specialists at Atlantis Healthcare UK, explain how the MyPal Adult study will incorporate personalised motivational messaging to optimise participant engagement. Most of us are now connected to a range of … Continue reading

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