Reaching out to the world: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Improving palliative care in care homes

Research only makes an impact to benefit people if it is implemented, warns Professor Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK. Here, she explains how the findings of the European-funded PACE project have … Continue reading

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Leadership Education in Palliative Care Award 2021 – Identifying and recognising leaders in palliative care

On behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA), Professor Christoph Ostgathe and Professor Raymond Voltz announce the ‘Award for Palliative Care Leadership Programmes 2021’. EUPCA coordinator, Dr Gerrit Frerich, explains more and … Continue reading

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Clinical Aspects of Palliative Sedation in Prospective Studies: A Systematic Review

What is the current practice regarding palliative sedation in palliative care? This is the main question that answers this systematic review of prospective studies. It is part of a Horizon2020 project, Palliative Sedation, in which different countries and centres across Europe … Continue reading

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Practical ethics in researching technology applications in palliative care: Examples from the MyPal study

Professor Tina Garani-Papadatos (Greece), Professor Sheila Payne and Dr Sean Hughes (UK) on behalf of the MyPal Consortium. Palliative care research always raises important and sensitive ethical questions.1 This is especially so when children, their parents and adults with advanced cancers are involved. Funded … Continue reading

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How to measure the effects and potential adverse events of palliative sedation? An integrative review

María Arantzamendi, Alazne Belar Beitia and Carlos Centeno, researchers from the Instituto Cultura y Sociedad, Universidad de Navarra (Spain), are members of the Palliative Sedation consortium. Here, they explain the background to a longer article published in ‘Palliative Medicine’ and available … Continue reading

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