Category Archives: Palliative Stories

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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