Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

New workbook for carers in palliative care released

Dr Libby Sallnow, Palliative medicine doctor, University College London Hospital, and doctoral student, University of Edinburgh, UK. This week sees the release of a new tool for supporting carers in palliative care, but with one crucial difference –  it takes … Continue reading

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The importance of palliative home care for older people

Sandra Silva Preciado gives a personal view of working as a physiotherapist in geriatric psychomotricity and palliative care in Bogotá, Colombia. In Colombia, the elderly have always received less palliative care because they have the preconception that it is normal … Continue reading

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We always needed a doctor to sit down and talk to us: The growing acceptance of palliative care in the United Arab Emirates

Dr Alia Alawneh, Palliative Medicine Consultant at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.  Towards the end of my palliative fellowship training in the US, I wondered if palliative care would be acceptable in Middle Eastern communities. Now, after more than … Continue reading

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A journey into palliative care in Turkey: Everyone has the right to live without pain

Dr Serpil Özsezgin, Palliative Care Health Services, Turkey, explains the journey that has led to her setting up a mobile palliative care service. I worked in the ‘Painless Living Centre’ in Izmir, from 2000 to 2010 on pain management of … Continue reading

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Developing support for children and young people: The All-Ukrainian Association of Palliative and Hospice Care

Last year, in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Paediatric Taskforce, we published a series of posts about children’s palliative care with examples of initiatives that aim to improve care for children, young people and their families. This … Continue reading

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WeCare Festival: Living to the end – International Festival of Creative Representations of the End of Life

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL The WeCare Chair: End of Life Care, a research group based at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain, has launched a call for creative expressions in the form of films, stories … Continue reading

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How to assess and address the wish to hasten death in daily clinical practice – the 4th International WeCare workshop

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Cristina Monforte-Royo and Josep Porta-Sales, WeCare: End of Life Care research group, Barcelona, Spain, describe how their international workshop links research to clinical practice WeCare: End of Life Care is a … Continue reading

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