Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

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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There is still a great deal to be done for patients with delirium – palliative care physicians and geriatricians team up on World Delirium Day

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Dr Gabriela Picco, an internal medicine and palliative care physician, Palliative Care Unit, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Pamplona, Spain, and Silvia Echavarren Zozaya, Communications Officer, Hospital San Juan de Dios, describe … Continue reading

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Hungry, homeless and heading for heaven: Exploring end-of-life preferences of homeless people in the UK

Wendy Ann Webb, Queen’s Nurse, PhD Student and Florence Nightingale Research Scholar, explains the background to her PhD research and a longer article published in the March/April edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Over the past 18 years, … Continue reading

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A tribute to Julia Franklin – a palliative care social worker who stood firm for caring relationships

In 2015, we published ‘Palliative Stories’, a series of posts from the perspective of patients and family carers. One of our contributors was Julia Franklin who described what it felt like to change gear from health professional to patient. We are … Continue reading

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