Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Palliative Care for the homeless: A complex issue

Continuing our  new series is about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. In the coming weeks, we look at the implications of providing palliative care … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late: How we fail vulnerable Canadians as they die and what to do about it

This new series is about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. In the coming weeks, we look at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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Because I matter: It is just as important to know how to care as it is to cure

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL It’s been a triple celebration in Pamplona in northern Spain where the team have celebrated the 75thanniversary of Hospital San Juan de Dios, the 27th anniversary of their palliative care unit … Continue reading

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UK Supreme Court ruling on treatment withdrawal – implications for palliative care

Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, Co-Directors of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at Cardiff University, UK, reflect on the new court ruling. The UK Supreme Court ruled in July 2018 that it is not mandatory to apply to … Continue reading

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

CELEBRATING WORLD DAY OF HOMELESSNESS, 10 OCTOBER 2018 –  we’re republishing this post by Wendy Ann Webb, first published as a blog post on 2 May 2018 relating to her longer journal article. And you can download the full article … Continue reading

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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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