Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Germany has developed National Guideline on Palliative Care for Patients with Incurable Cancer

For the first time in Germany, a national guideline will provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations for best practice in palliative care. Project team leaders, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen Simon and Raymond Voltz explain. Following a four-year-project under the leadership of the German Association … Continue reading

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WeCare chair: End of Life Care research group celebrates third anniversary

In June 2016, WeCare chair celebrated its achievements of the past three years with a special course led by Dr Keith Wilson from Canada. Josep Porta-Sales, Director, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Co-director, and Albert Balaguer, Coordinator, explain.  WeCare chair: End of Life … Continue reading

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Greater than the sum of its parts – Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 brings back fond memories of 1996

Professor Cynthia Goh, Co-Chair of the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 Organising Committee, and Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, welcomes you to Singapore and urges you to submit your abstracts now . . . After … Continue reading

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Palliative care and neurology: Big steps forward

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and EAPC board member, describes two major developments to enhance awareness of palliative care for neurological patients. The publication of the consensus document on palliative care earlier this year 1 has led to … Continue reading

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‘The best week of the year’ – a model of a therapeutic camp for bereaved teenagers

Starting today, a new short series about bereaved children and teenagers with examples of initiatives from Greece, Romania, and the UK . . . Emanuel Hospice in Romania offers a five-day overnight camp for bereaved teenagers with opportunities for grief … Continue reading

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Training the teachers of today and tomorrow: The development of palliative care curricula in Spanish universities

  Antonio Noguera Tejedor, Palliative Care Physician, Researcher at Institute for Culture and Society, ATLANTES Programme, University of Navarra, Spain  For the past five years, the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Navarra, jointly with the Vianorte-Laguna … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy: Improving quality of life for palliative care patients

Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra in India, has provided free inpatient and home care for cancer patients and their families since 1997. Dr Mugdha Vaidya, the physiotherapist at Cipla, describes one of … Continue reading

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