Category Archives: European Journal of Palliative Care

How is ascites managed in UK hospices?

Dr Clare Statham and Dr Paul Perkins work in the hospital and hospice setting in the UK; here they explain the background to their article published in the September/October issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Ascites – the … Continue reading

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Housing and palliative care – developing the connection

David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, explains the background to a longer article published in the September/October issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. In ageing populations where the ‘dependency ratio’ … Continue reading

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The double effect is no doctrine: It’s a reflective tool

Palliative care teams have many difficult ethical issues to consider, as do patients’ families, and these ethical decisions often involve legal issues. Derek Willis, Medical Director, Severn Hospice, Shropshire, UK, and Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK, … Continue reading

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A medical student’s journey into palliative care

Lucy Taylor is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Her winning entry for the Royal Society of Medicine Palliative Care Section’s essay prize on the future of palliative care is published in the September/October issue … Continue reading

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Palliative care for slum populations: A case study from Bangladesh

Shahaduz Zaman PhD, Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Dumfries, Scotland, explains the background to his article published in the July/August issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Globally, there are very few examples of community-oriented … Continue reading

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Invasive mechanical ventilation: Concerns over terminal extubation

Janete Maria da Silva, MSc, a physiotherapist, and Dr Ricardo Tavares de Carvalho, Coordinator of Palliative Care, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo and Director of the Instituto Paliar, São Paulo, Brazil, explain the … Continue reading

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Palliative care in the intensive care unit

Prof David Oliver and Dr Elena Stanton explain the background to a longer article in the May/June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care In 1991 a Hospital Palliative Care Team was started within the Medway Maritime Hospital in … Continue reading

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