Category Archives: INTERVIEWS & TRIBUTES

Don’t Say She Lost Her Battle: making a film about my mum’s death.

The words we use matter. Especially when discussing subjects that inform end-of-life decisions. Today, Oisín Liam Power, Irish writer and film maker, tells us about the inspiration behind his new short film – and why metaphorical war language should be … Continue reading

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Love, life, death, and a price. Worth a Ventafridda Award?

Vittorio Ventafridda was a palliative care pioneer and in 2007, the Maruzza Foundation established an award in his honour. It is given each year to a clinician who has demonstrated outstanding initiative and enterprise in the paediatric palliative care sector … Continue reading

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Palliative Care on Stage: Cicely Saunders and a world changing encounter.

There aren’t often plays about palliative care (though we think there should be!) so we are delighted to highlight a new production debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month.  Sociologist and now playwright, Professor David Clark tells us about … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Ingeborg Griffioen.

Ingeborg Griffioen, designer, researcher, founder of Panton and Metromapping, and passionate advocate of shared decision making.  In this tribute, colleagues pay tribute to her drive, determination and many talents. To our great sadness on Wednesday, 13th April 2022, Ingeborg Griffioen … Continue reading

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A Personal reflection: A Tribute to Cynthia Goh.

Dr Cynthia Goh (1949- 2022) died in February at the age of 72.  Cynthia was the founding president of HCA Hospice Care, Singapore’s largest hospice homecare provider, and she led the Department of Palliative Medicine at Singapore’s National Cancer Centre. … Continue reading

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