Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

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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Europe welcomes the Baltic Palliative Care Association

Combining, sharing and adapting knowledge and experience to solve problems more effectively is a hallmark of good palliative care. Marius Čiurlionis is Head of Nursing, Palliative Medicine and Social Care Clinic, VšĮ Centro Poliklinika, Vilnius in Lithuania, and is also a founding … Continue reading

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Kent in Croatia: Sharing experiences in palliative care

Earlier this week, Renata Marđetko described how a change in the law is leading to real progress in Croatia and told us about recent education and training initiatives. Today, Professor David Oliver, an honorary professor at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, and Tricia … Continue reading

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Palliative care in Croatia – a change in the law leads to real progress

Renata Marđetko, Palliative Care Coordinator in Međimurje, Croatia, describes how palliative care has progressed since the national law was changed allowing palliative care to be provided and funded within the national healthcare system. For more than 25 years, there have been plans to … 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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From Rio Grande to Astana: The dream of palliative care as part of Universal Health Coverage must include primary care

In a recent post, Katherine Pettus, Sébastien Moine and Gulnara Kunirova explained why the Declaration of Astana’s decisive inclusion of palliative care as an essential service supports integration of our discipline into universal health coverage.   In this post, we hear from Santiago … Continue reading

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Council of Europe launches latest report on palliative care in Europe

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has been integral to the development of this new report. Professor Phil Larkin, President of the EAPC, explains. The Council of Europe has launched its latest report on palliative care in Europe. The report … Continue reading

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