Category Archives: EDUCATION & TRAINING

Futurism in Palliative: An overview of the Palliative Care, Architecture and Design Symposium (PADS 2018)

The inaugural Palliative Care, Architecture and Design Symposium held in Liverpool, UK, in November 2018, enabled delegates to explore how architecture, design and technology can improve quality of life for people with palliative care needs. Christian Goodwin, Fulbright Scholar, US-UK Fulbright … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt and best practices in palliative care for nursing homes: PACE Steps to Success programme

Professor Sheila Payne, Professor Katherine Froggatt and Danni Collingridge Moore from the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, describe their work in developing a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which demonstrates how to implement the PACE … Continue reading

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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

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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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