Category Archives: Carers

What is the impact of dementia on the person’s family and who cares for the carers?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the March/April issue of the … Continue reading

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New workbook for carers in palliative care released

Dr Libby Sallnow, Palliative medicine doctor, University College London Hospital, and doctoral student, University of Edinburgh, UK. This week sees the release of a new tool for supporting carers in palliative care, but with one crucial difference –  it takes … Continue reading


Part of what we lived through: Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s occasional series from the perspective of patients and family carers

Pauline from Germany recalls the tragic sequence of events during the illness of her husband and their 15-year-old son who died within three weeks of each other.  Our son died three years ago from glioblastoma after one year of treatment at … Continue reading

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The magic of Victoria: Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers

Today we hear from Sharon Thompson from Donegal, Ireland, who shares the story of her daughter, Victoria. Sharon is a member of ‘Our Children’s Voice’, a group of parents who hope to give children who have life-limiting conditions or high … Continue reading

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Supporting family carers in palliative care: The challenges – interview with Professor Gunn Grande

Ahead of her plenary talk at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care on Friday, Professor Gunn Grande (University of Manchester, UK), talks to Nicoleta Mitrea (Hospice Casa Sperantei, Romania), about her work in supporting family … Continue reading

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