Category Archives: European Journal of Palliative Care

More than meets the eye: How design can help people at end of life

Ivor Williams, Senior Design Associate at Helix Centre, a healthcare innovation lab within St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK, explains the background to his longer article published in the May/June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Design might not … Continue reading

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Hungry, homeless and heading for heaven: Exploring end-of-life preferences of homeless people in the UK

CELEBRATING WORLD DAY OF HOMELESSNESS, 10 OCTOBER 2018 –  we’re republishing this post by Wendy Ann Webb, first published as a blog post on 2 May 2018 relating to her longer journal article. And you can download the full article … Continue reading

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STOP! Patients receiving CPR despite valid DNACPR documentation

Lucy Baxter, Simulation and Clinical Education Fellow, South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, UK, and Jennifer Hancox, Core Medical Trainee, Sandwell District General Hospital, Birmingham, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the June issue of the … Continue reading

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When 999 gets called at the end of life – from life to death

In this backgrounder to a longer article published in the June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care, Richard Smith, a paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK, explains how collaborative initiatives between two UK … Continue reading

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What the social sciences have to offer palliative care

Dr Erica Borgstrom, Lecturer in Anthropology and End-of-life Care, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, explains the background to a longer article published in the June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In November 2017, a group of 20 … Continue reading

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The relevance of ‘total pain’ in palliative care practice and policy

Marian Krawczyk and Naomi Richards, The University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. From an anthropological perspective, palliative care can … Continue reading

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Hospice and palliative care in hospital – then and now …

Europe’s first hospital palliative care team was founded by Dr Thelma Bates in 1977 at St Thomas’ Hospital in south-east London, UK. Earlier this year, the key members of the team reunited in London to celebrate the 40thanniversary. Dr Thelma … Continue reading

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