Category Archives: EDUCATION & TRAINING

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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Facing death creatively at St Christopher’s

In this new series, The Arts in Palliative Care, we look at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that face people at the … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Towards a WHO policy for strengthening palliative care education for all healthcare professionals

Frank Elsner, Phil Larkin, Stefan Lorenzl and Piret Paal explain why it’s important that all EAPC members contribute to a new EAPC online survey to evaluate the core elements of palliative care and shape our teaching and learning strategies. The … Continue reading

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New workbook for carers in palliative care released

Dr Libby Sallnow, Palliative medicine doctor, University College London Hospital, and doctoral student, University of Edinburgh, UK. This week sees the release of a new tool for supporting carers in palliative care, but with one crucial difference –  it takes … Continue reading

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End of life care communication training for generalists: Improvements in showing empathy and discussing emotions, but more effective in simulated patient encounters than real ones

Dr Lucy Selman, Research Fellow (Qualitative Research in Randomised Trials), the University of Bristol, UK, explains the background to a longer article published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. In a systematic review published recently, we identified 153 … Continue reading

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WeCare Festival: Living to the end – International Festival of Creative Representations of the End of Life

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL The WeCare Chair: End of Life Care, a research group based at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain, has launched a call for creative expressions in the form of films, stories … Continue reading

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How to assess and address the wish to hasten death in daily clinical practice – the 4th International WeCare workshop

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Cristina Monforte-Royo and Josep Porta-Sales, WeCare: End of Life Care research group, Barcelona, Spain, describe how their international workshop links research to clinical practice WeCare: End of Life Care is a … Continue reading

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