Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

From bed to bench and back: Finding evidence to support our clinical practice

NEW SERIES: Ahead of the 15th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, we are publishing posts from our plenary speakers . . . Today, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital and University … Continue reading

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Parenting while living with advanced cancer

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Dr Eliza (Leeza) M Park Department of Psychiatry and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, explains the background to a longer … Continue reading

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Is palliative care possible in prison? A national PARME study about inmates with terminal illness in France

We continue our series on the posters that caught our attention at the 9th World Congress of the EAPC Research Network in Dublin last year. Conference posters are an important feature of every European Association for Palliative Care Congress – … Continue reading

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More knowledge, more action: Palliative care for people with a migration background

We are delighted to publish a new series with a selection of posters that caught our attention at the 9th World Congress of the EAPC Research Network in Dublin last year. Conference posters are an important feature of every European … Continue reading

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Germany has developed National Guideline on Palliative Care for Patients with Incurable Cancer

For the first time in Germany, a national guideline will provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations for best practice in palliative care. Project team leaders, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen Simon and Raymond Voltz explain. Following a four-year-project under the leadership of the German Association … Continue reading

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Palliative care in respiratory disease

Professor David C Currow, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Professor Claudia Bausewein Director of the Department for Palliative Medicine at Munich University Hospital and Chair in Palliative Medicine at Munich University, Germany, and Professor Miriam J Johnson, Professor … Continue reading

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Management of malignant bowel obstruction with Lanreotide for a community palliative care patient

Dr Kate Markham, Dr Shan Shan Vijeratnam and Dr Pia Amsler, Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the November/December edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. We are doctors from … Continue reading

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