Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Searching for meaning: A film for Dying Matters Week 2019

Every year in May across the UK, Dying Matters and its members host an Awareness Week, placing the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. Jean-Francois Rodrigues hopes that his documentary film will help to … Continue reading

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Let’s play! The Palliators live at #Berlin2019

ONLY 24 DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC) TO BE HELD IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 23 TO 25 MAY 2019, WE BRING YOU SOME SPECIAL POSTS TO WELCOME YOU TO BERLIN. … Continue reading

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When the artist becomes leader … some thoughts

Ahead of the United Nations’ ‘World Creativity and Innovation Day’ (Sunday, 21 April), we are delighted to republish this post from Nigel Hartley, originally published in January 2018 as part of our Arts in Palliative Care series. In this continuing series, … Continue reading

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Advanced patient-reported outcome systems in the palliative care of adults and children with cancer – launch of a new European project: MyPal

Dr Vassilis Koutkias (Greece), Dr Kostas Stamatopoulos (Greece) and Professor Sheila Payne (UK) unveil a new European project to enable adults and children with cancer to engage more actively with their illness through the use of digital apps and games. On … Continue reading

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Do psychosocial interventions work in palliative care?

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE … Marco Warth, Jens Kessler, Friederike Koehler, Corina Aguilar-Raab, Hubert J. Bardenheuer and Beate Ditzen from Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany, explain the background to their longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in … Continue reading

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Pet therapy in palliative care at Calvary Health Care Sydney

Another post in our series on ‘Palliative Care and Animals’ … Calvary Health Care Kogarah is a public hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, providing specialist palliative care and rehabilitation services. Pet therapy has been part of the hospital’s landscape … Continue reading

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Continuous deep sedation until death: French recommendations

Cliquez ici pour la version en français. Frédéric Guirimand, MD, PhD, is a physician and Head of Research and Education at La Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier, an 81-bed palliative care unit in Paris. Here, Dr Guirimand, who has played a … Continue reading

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