Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

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


What animals bring to palliative care patients in Toulouse

Cliquez ici pour la version en français. Continuing our new series, ‘Palliative Care and Animals’ … For several months now, the palliative care unit at l’Hôpital Joseph-Ducuing in Toulouse, France, has been welcoming therapy animals from the organisation, AnimalCalîn. Dr … Continue reading

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Rían: The therapy dog who’s a leading member of the team at Our Lady’s Hospice

Contributing to our new series, ‘Palliative Care and Animals’, Noreen Holland, Assistant Director of Nursing at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Dublin, Ireland, introduces us to therapy dog, Rían.   Pets provide companionship, love and devoted loyalty to … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt and best practices in palliative care for nursing homes: PACE Steps to Success programme

Professor Sheila Payne, Professor Katherine Froggatt and Danni Collingridge Moore from the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, describe their work in developing a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which demonstrates how to implement the PACE … Continue reading

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Never say die? Vet and palliative care doctor join forces to encourage talking about dying well  

NEW SERIES LAUNCHING TODAY: PALLIATIVE CARE AND ANIMALS Doctors and vets are starting to talk together more through the WHO’s One Health initiative. But how many are comparing professional notes about supporting patients and caregivers facing the end of life? … Continue reading

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Harm reduction and palliative care: Meeting people where they’re at . . .

In November last year, we launched a series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We looked at the implications of providing palliative care … Continue reading

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