Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Joining the conversation about ‘difficult conversations’

A new self-report measure designed to help patients with serious illness address the impact of their changing health Is currently being evaluated in palliative care settings in the UK. Dr Linda Machin, Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University and Honorary … Continue reading

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Living alone – dying at home? The role of non-kin-carers

CATCH UP WITH SOME OF OUR ‘PAST POSTS’ – TODAY WE’RE REPUBLISHING ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE OF JUNE 2017 – AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FULL ARTICLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM OUR WEBSITE . . . Sabine Pleschberger and … Continue reading

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Parenting while living with advanced cancer

CATCH UP WITH SOME OF OUR ‘PAST POSTS’ – TODAY WE’RE REPUBLISHING OUR ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE OF MARCH 2017 – AND THE FULL ARTICLE IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD … Dr Eliza (Leeza) M Park Department of Psychiatry and Lineberger … Continue reading

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Another milestone for neurology and palliative care: EAPC and EAN join forces at neurology congress in Lisbon

David Oliver, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, Chair of EAPC Palliative Care in Neurology Reference Group and EAPC Board member. At the recent 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon, the close collaboration between … Continue reading

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What is the impact of dementia on the person’s family and who cares for the carers?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the March/April issue of the … Continue reading

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Symptomatic hyponatraemia in home-based palliative patients treated with subcutaneous infusions

Ancu Feng Escobar, MD, and Mario Lopez Saca, MD, are members of the multiprofessional team at the Clinica de Cuidados Paliativos, ‘Soporte y control de sintomas del enfermo avanzado’ in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here, they explain the background to … Continue reading

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Integrating palliative care aside curative treatment in hemato-oncological diseases  – An interview with Dr Thomas W LeBlanc, winner of the 2018 EAPC Clinical Impact Award

LIVE FROM THE 10th EAPC WORLD RESEARCH CONGRESS IN BERN . . . 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 … Continue reading

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