Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Changing patterns of mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic

ANOTHER IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SPECIAL SERIES ON COVID-19 AND THE PALLIATIVE CARE RESPONSE… Today’s guest writers are Rachel Cripps, Dr Anna Bone, and Professor Katherine Sleeman from the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College … Continue reading

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Is there equitable access to palliative care for people in prison?

CELEBRATING WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021. THIS YEAR’S THEME IS LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – EQUITY IN ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE In a special series, EAPC task forces and reference groups that work on behalf of vulnerable communities … Continue reading

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New ESMO clinical practice guidelines on the care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life

Members of the ESMO Guidelines Committee, Tomasz Dzierżanowski (Poland) and Philip Larkin (Switzerland), introduce ESMO’s latest clinical practice guideline – the first such document that targets both oncologists and palliative care providers by focusing on patient comfort and specifically their … Continue reading

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The challenges and triumphs of developing a survey on palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities around the world

CELEBRATING WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021.THIS YEAR’S THEME IS LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – EQUITY IN ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE In a special series, EAPC task forces and reference groups that work on behalf of vulnerable communities explain … Continue reading

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Leave no one behind: Equity in access to palliative care

LAUNCH OF A NEW SERIES TO CELEBRATE WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021 Today’s guest writer is Claire Morris, Global Advocacy Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), who explains why this year’s theme is more important than ever … Continue reading

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