Category Archives: Coronavirus and palliative care

CovPall: A new study of the palliative care response to COVID-19

A recent post from the team at Cicely Saunders Institute (King’s College London) announced plans for a new research collaboration, CovPall. Today, Catherine Walshe and Nancy Preston from the International Observatory on End of Life Care tell us more about CovPall and the … Continue reading

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Together we can – the need for palliative care services to join forces in times of COVID-19

Dr Zipporah Ali is Chief Executive Director of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), which represents and supports hospices and palliative care providers in Kenya. KEHPCA has been involved with the Ministry of Health of Kenya in developing the first … Continue reading

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How nursing history impacts on the modern day profession

Continuing our series to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 and the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population… To mark this world first, the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is … Continue reading

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Humanity until infinity…

At the end of last year, we published a series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crises. Contributors looked at the implications of providing palliative care for migrants, refugees and people who have fled war-torn countries and places … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and palliative care: Scale up provision in every country – especially in primary care

Professor Scott A Murray (Scotland); Dr Sébastien Moine (France); Professor Yvonne Engels (the Netherlands); Deirdre Shanagher (Ireland) and Dr Maurizio Cancian (Italy) are Members of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Primary Care Reference Group executive committee. Here they explain how this is … Continue reading

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Stand by me: Honouring the courage and dedication of all caregivers in the time of coronavirus

Today (April 30), it’s the International Day of Jazz. We’re delighted to share with you a special recording from ‘The Palliators’, a band of Dutch people working professionally in palliative care as caregivers and researchers, and a volunteer. Carlo Leget, Professor … Continue reading

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What’s the role of palliative care and hospices in the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from a systematic review

Rachel Cripps, Simon Etkind, Anna Bone, Adejoke Oluyase, Mevhibe Hocaoglu, Katherine Sleeman and Irene Higginson, King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, London, UK, share the evidence and explain how you can get involved in a new survey. Palliative care and hospice … Continue reading

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