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Category Archives: Palliative Medicine: Editor’s Choice
The last chance to get things right: Inequity, social deprivation, and hospice care.
A recent study looked at the provision of palliative care in North West England in the context of social deprivation. Their research was at times surprising, sometimes discomforting, but also hopeful. For April’s Palliative Medicine Editor’s Choice, Maddy French tells … Continue reading
Updating international consensus on the best practice in care of the dying: A Delphi study.
We think we know what a good death is…but some key elements can change over time. The 10 Core Principles and 40 Core Outcomes from the ‘10/40 Model for Best Care for the Dying Person’ was first published a decade … Continue reading
Artificial Intelligence has no role in palliative care…or does it?
It would be easy to assume that there many things which could contribute to the development of palliative care, but Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t one of them. Yet, today we hear from Dr.Max Sarmet and Dr. Ambereen K. Mehta – … Continue reading
Research to meet the needs of family carers – announcing a significant step forward!
Palliative care services seek to improve the wellbeing of family carers of people living with serious and life-limiting illness but how can research in this area be done well? For January’s Palliative Medicine’s Editor’s Choice, Professor Peter Hudson and Professor Clare … Continue reading
Do relatives think there should be research trials with dying patients?
Although all research requires ethical approval, some people may feel that those who are dying should not be asked if they want to participate in research. But what do relatives of those dying think about this? For December’s Palliative Medicine’s … Continue reading