Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

The Portuguese strategic plan for palliative care 2017-2018

Dr Edna Gonçalves, President of the Portuguese National Commission for Palliative Care, and her colleagues give a summary of the Portuguese Strategic Plan for the Development of Palliative Care 2017-2018. In Portugal, Palliative Care (PC) emerged in the early 1990s due … Continue reading

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The start of volunteering in hospice and palliative care in Serbia

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE … Serbia’s first palliative care social worker and volunteers coordinator, Mijodrag Bogićević, is Patient Care Manager at the Center for Palliative Care and Palliative Medicine “BELhospice” and a member of … 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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Palliative and hospice care in Ukraine: How care is organised

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE Alexander Wolf, Head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Palliative and Hospice Care, and a clinical social worker at the National Children’s Hospital in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine, explains how palliative and … Continue reading

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Transformational leadership: “Mary Potter” Palliative Care Centre contributes to improved quality of care and standards in Albania

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE … Irena Laska, Executive Director, “Mary Potter” Palliative Care Centre, Korça, and national palliative care trainer in Albania, launches our new series and puts the spotlight on Albania. The … Continue reading

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Continuity of care in Brazil: Challenges to filling the gaps

Santiago Rodríguez Corrêa, a family physician and founder of ‘Estar ao Seu Lado – Cuidados Paliativos na Atenção Primária,’ Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, explains why he’s feeling a little more optimistic … “A pessimist is one who makes … Continue reading

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Planning for the future with COPD – a new resource

Bettina Korn, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, and Deirdre Shanagher, Development Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation Dublin, Ireland, introduce a new booklet for people affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This post responds to a blog post by Lea … Continue reading

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