Category Archives: European Journal of Palliative Care

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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What is the impact of dementia on the person’s family and who cares for the carers?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the March/April issue of the … Continue reading

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Symptomatic hyponatraemia in home-based palliative patients treated with subcutaneous infusions

Ancu Feng Escobar, MD, and Mario Lopez Saca, MD, are members of the multiprofessional team at the Clinica de Cuidados Paliativos, ‘Soporte y control de sintomas del enfermo avanzado’ in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here, they explain the background to … Continue reading

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End-of-Life Doulas: Providing practical and emotional support to people living with life-limiting illness and their families

Anna Lyons is an end-of-life doula in London UK; here she explains the background to her longer article in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. The profession of end-of-life doula is still very new. The reason for this is … Continue reading

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

Wendy Ann Webb, Queen’s Nurse, PhD Student and Florence Nightingale Research Scholar, explains the background to her PhD research and a longer article published in the March/April edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Over the past 18 years, … Continue reading

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