Category Archives: Carers

Caring precariously: Palliative care and welfare worker perspectives on end of life carers

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH’S ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE EAPC Each month, Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of Palliative Medicine, chooses an article that readers may find particularly interesting or useful and invites the authors … Continue reading

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Supports needed for a good home death

CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON PALLIATIVE CARE AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   A mother is told bluntly that her 12-day-old baby is ‘intellectually zero’. Today, our guest writer, Maria Heaton, shares her personal experience as a mother who cared for her own two … Continue reading

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‘This is your golden time. You enjoy it and you’ve plenty time for crying after’: How dysphagia impacts family caregivers of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH’S ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE EAPC.  Each month, Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Palliative Medicine’, chooses an article that readers may find particularly interesting or useful and invites the authors … Continue reading

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New EAPC Reference Group on Family Carers – The International Palliative Care Family Carer Research Collaboration (IPCFRC) 

Professor Peter Hudson, Chair, and Professor Gunn Grande, Co-Chair, The International Palliative Care Family Carer Research Collaboration (IPCFRC) European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group, introduce the work of one of the EAPC’s newest reference groups.   A core tenet of palliative … 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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