Category Archives: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

What are the main challenges facing palliative/end-of-life care today in relation to Japan’s ageing society

Mariko Masujima, Principal Investigator, and Zaiya Takahashi, Core Promoter, the Center of Excellence for End-of-Life Care at Chiba University, describe the present situation, policy and cultures about end-of-life care in Japan. Japan is on the precipice of a demographic crisis. … Continue reading

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France publishes palliative care pathways guidance – Organisation of pathways: Essentials of the palliative approach

Dr Caroline Latapy, Project Manager, Quality Improvement and Safety of Care, at the French National Authority for Health (HAS), explains how they developed a pathway document to identify adult patients who could benefit from a palliative approach. We are delighted … Continue reading

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Palliative care for slum populations: A case study from Bangladesh

Shahaduz Zaman PhD, Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Dumfries, Scotland, explains the background to his article published in the July/August issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Globally, there are very few examples of community-oriented … Continue reading

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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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