Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

How can palliative care be made more accessible to people who have experienced trauma?

People who would benefit from palliative care will have different needs for accessing the care that would help them.  For today’s blog, Anne Cullen and Jeannet Weurman tell us why we must develop approaches to palliative and end of life … Continue reading

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Våga Fråga! – Dare to ask about the children.

When a parent is diagnosed with a life limiting illness, services may be hesitant about what they can offer to their children. Dr. Steve Marshall, a palliative care social worker from the United Kingdom, tells us why identifying children as … Continue reading

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Will you make it happen, Santa?

The EAPC’s Children and Young People Reference Group have just published the European Charter on Palliative Care. The aim of this very important Charter is to set out standards that can be used as a tool for empowering children, families … Continue reading

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Do relatives think there should be research trials with dying patients?

Although all research requires ethical approval, some people may feel that those who are dying should not be asked if they want to participate in research.  But what do relatives of those dying think about this? For December’s Palliative Medicine’s … Continue reading

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Improving patient comfort when withdrawing mechanical ventilation at the end of life.

There were many highlights at the EAPC 12th World Research Congress, including the excellent posters which were on display.  The overall poster winner was Margaret L. Campbell and colleagues from Wayne State University, United States of America.  For the next … Continue reading

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