Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Religions together for palliative care

Representatives of all main religions and palliative care experts joined together in Rome, Italy, in March 2017 to promote the rights of all older people affected by advanced chronic conditions to receive palliative care. Dr Katherine I Pettus, PhD, International … Continue reading

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Progressing palliative care: Current perspectives and future directions

NEW SERIES: Ahead of the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, we shall be publishing posts from our plenary speakers . . . Today, Dr Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, New … Continue reading

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Germany has developed National Guideline on Palliative Care for Patients with Incurable Cancer

For the first time in Germany, a national guideline will provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations for best practice in palliative care. Project team leaders, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen Simon and Raymond Voltz explain. Following a four-year-project under the leadership of the German Association … Continue reading

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WeCare chair: End of Life Care research group celebrates third anniversary

In June 2016, WeCare chair celebrated its achievements of the past three years with a special course led by Dr Keith Wilson from Canada. Josep Porta-Sales, Director, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Co-director, and Albert Balaguer, Coordinator, explain.  WeCare chair: End of Life … Continue reading

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Greater than the sum of its parts – Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 brings back fond memories of 1996

Professor Cynthia Goh, Co-Chair of the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 Organising Committee, and Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, welcomes you to Singapore and urges you to submit your abstracts now . . . After … Continue reading

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Palliative care and neurology: Big steps forward

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and EAPC board member, describes two major developments to enhance awareness of palliative care for neurological patients. The publication of the consensus document on palliative care earlier this year 1 has led to … 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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