Category Archives: EDUCATION & TRAINING

Building leadership in Africa to promote equity in palliative care.

The 18th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is nearly here! Today, we are pleased to welcome Dr Zipporah Ali to give us an exclusive preview into her EAPC Award plenary lecture. The burden of disease … Continue reading

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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

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Hurdle Hopping: collaborating to overcome challenges in palliative care education.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient knowledge about palliative care and the capacity of health workers to deliver it are significant barriers to accessing palliative care. For today’s blog, Professor Piret Paal from the newly founded Institute of … Continue reading

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New Spanish Framework of Nursing Competencies in Palliative Care!

Ever since Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice movement, nurses have always been an essential part of palliative care.  The palliative care nurse role is evolving, and part of this evolution has been in regulation, education and in establishing … Continue reading

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‘I’m afraid I have some bad news…’

While not a phrase anyone would want to hear from their healthcare professional, Elise Lang and colleagues suggest there are ‘good ways’ to share such news and to discuss prognosis in a way that is supportive to those affected by … Continue reading

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