Category Archives: East & Central Europe

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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The early days of the hospice movement in Croatia

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care, explains the background to a longer article published in the July/August of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Professor Anica Jušić has … 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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Why the EU-funded project ‘Development of Palliative Care in Serbia’ is so important to me

Natasa Milicevic, MD, National Coordinator of ‘Development of Palliative Care Services in Serbia’, explains the background to her longer article published in the February issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. More than 20 years ago I attended my first … Continue reading

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