Category Archives: MyPal Consortium

Pointers to promoting a palliative care project using MyPal as an example

Over the past year, we’ve published several posts that describe how MyPal aims to improve communication between adults, children and young people using digital technology. But, as with many palliative care projects which often have different audiences and messages to … 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 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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Utilising gaming to enhance palliative care for children – the MyPal Child study

Professor Julia Downing, MyPal team member and Chief Executive, International Children’s Palliative Care Network, explains how the MyPal Child study aims to incorporate ‘gaming’ – now a part of everyday life for many children and young people – within the healthcare … Continue reading

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Advanced patient-reported outcome systems in the palliative care of adults and children with cancer – launch of a new European project: MyPal

Dr Vassilis Koutkias (Greece), Dr Kostas Stamatopoulos (Greece), Professor Sheila Payne and Dr Sean Hughes (UK) unveil a new European project to enable adults and children with cancer to engage more actively with their illness through the use of digital apps … Continue reading

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