Category Archives: Palliative Stories

A tribute to Julia Franklin – a palliative care social worker who stood firm for caring relationships

In 2015, we published ‘Palliative Stories’, a series of posts from the perspective of patients and family carers. One of our contributors was Julia Franklin who described what it felt like to change gear from health professional to patient. We are … Continue reading

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Taking palliative care to the top: My meeting with Dr Tedros

Lucy Watts MBE is a patient advocate, a young person’s representative for numerous charities and projects, and founder of the Palliative Care Voices global patient advocacy network. Here, she describes a memorable meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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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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