Category Archives: East & Central Europe

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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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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