Category Archives: Palliative Stories

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

Petra Mahler 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 … 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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Competence with compassion: A palliative care experience

Cristina Cazorla, a medical student at Universitat de Lleida, Spain, explains what she gained from a clinical placement with a palliative care team. A close family member recently confessed that he didn’t understand how anyone could devote their professional life … Continue reading

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Reflections on becoming a cancer patient following a career in the early days of palliative care

Julia Franklin from the UK contributes to this month’s Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers.  Julia has had a long and distinguished career as a palliative care social worker, working first … Continue reading

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Palliative stories – turning the negative into a positive

Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers Today, Jennifer Fox shares her story.  Jennifer recently completed a PhD exploring the transition to palliative care at Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School … Continue reading

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Mind the gap – health literacy and language level

Today, in Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s special series from the perspective of patients and family carers – we look at how quality of communication is closely related to quality of care. Clémence Ross is a former Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Palliative Stories – the EAPC’s new blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers

Continuing our series today, we hear from Anne Molloy, a member of Voices 4 Care, the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care’s user/carer panel. My father died in August 2011. He had been diagnosed with stage 4 leiomyosarcoma … Continue reading

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