Category Archives: EDUCATION & TRAINING

2018 saw a major initiative in India to make palliative care accessible to everyone

Dr Jenifer Jeba S is a Professor (Palliative Medicine) at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India. Here, she explains how palliative care and family medicine physicians in India have come together to meet the huge unmet palliative care need for people … Continue reading


Behind the lines: Teaching palliative care in Gaza

Dr Jane Bates, Dr Mhoira Leng and Dr Tony Jefferis describe their palliative care teaching visit at the Islamic University of Gaza. A group of 130 boisterous medical students greeted us in a slightly cramped classroom: girls on the left, boys on … Continue reading

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Preparing new UK doctors to deal with death and dying – a simulation-based approach

Dr Laura Jones is a junior doctor who previously worked as a teaching fellow at South Tyneside District Hospital in the UK. Earlier poor feedback on didactic teaching methods for final year medical students led Laura to develop her own three-day … Continue reading

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When 999 gets called at the end of life – from life to death

In this backgrounder to a longer article published in the June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care, Richard Smith, a paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK, explains how collaborative initiatives between two UK … Continue reading

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Palliative care for everyone, everywhere: International Palliative Care Network Poster Exhibition – 2018

Dr Parag Bharadwaj is the founder of Palliative Care Network, an online platform that promotes the exchange of information and communication across borders. Here, Parag explains how palliative care professionals can showcase their work to a global online audience by entering this … Continue reading

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MedLang Palliative Care – new digital tool to advance education and training in Europe

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE Romania is one of four countries leading an innovative project to improve palliative care education in Europe that is available in six languages. The Romanian project is directed by … Continue reading

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Shout out to peers, mentors, teachers, and educators in palliative care

Equipping teachers with best philosophy, self-help methods and teaching strategies is a part of palliative care education that needs further attention, investigation and development. Piret Paal, Researcher and coordinator at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education at … Continue reading

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