Category Archives: Coronavirus and palliative care

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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New ESMO recommendations for palliative and supportive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nathan I Cherny (Israel) Anna KL Reyners and Elisabeth DeVries (The Netherlands) unveil the latest guidelines from The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in respect of the pandemic. The COVID pandemic has now caused almost 200,000 deaths, and sadly many more are … Continue reading

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Palliative sedation in the context of COVID-19: Expert opinions from the Palliative Sedation project

In an earlier post on the EAPC blog, we heard about a European-funded Horizon2020 Research Project, Palliative Sedation, which is investigating clinical and ethical aspects of providing palliative sedation to dying patients across Europe. Now, writing on behalf of the Palliative Sedation Consortium, … Continue reading

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