Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Why do people with lung disease suffer every day from chronic breathlessness?

The Better-B survey on chronic breathlessness aims to answer this important question in order to improve patient care. But more palliative care physicians are urgently needed to complete the survey. Currently, only 30 per cent palliative care specialists have responded … Continue reading

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Bringing Breathlessness into View – a multimedia exhibition on living well with breathlessness

Ann Hutchinson and Miriam Johnson from the Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, United Kingdom, describe how they are using a multimedia exhibition to help people to live well with breathlessness. The exhibition was held during the UK’s recent annual awareness … Continue reading

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‘So isolation comes in, discrimination and you find many people dying quietly without any family support’: Accessing palliative care for key populations

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE … Jenny Hunt, Katherine Bristowe, Sybille Chidyamatare and Richard Harding explain the background to their longer article published in the June issue of ‘Palliative Medicine’. We were delighted with the selection of our publication as ‘Editor’s … Continue reading

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APCP Social Work Task Force translates ‘Core competencies for palliative care social work in Europe’ into Portuguese

Carla Reigada, on behalf of the Portuguese Association of Palliative Care (APCP) Social Work Task Force, introduces the Portuguese translation of this essential document and encourages others to translate it into their languages. Writing in the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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Breaking the ice in palliative care … with an ice cream break

Cliquez ici pour la version en français Ice cream has a special place in the Unité de Soins de Support et d’Accompagnement (USSA) palliative care unit in Agen, France, where Catherine Renard is a volunteer. Catherine, also a member of the steering … Continue reading


Sedation at the end of life

Robert Twycross, Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, explains the background to his longer article recently published in the journal, ‘Palliative Care Research and Treatment’. A few thoughts arising from my recent narrative review on palliative … Continue reading

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Building a palliative care research career across borders: An interview with Dr Geana Paula Kurita, winner of the 2019 EAPC Post-doctoral Award

LIVE FROM THE 16TH EAPC WORLD CONGRESS IN BERLIN … Highlights of every EAPC Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards, which recognise and support the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research.  We … Continue reading

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