Category Archives: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES

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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Oracle – transforming life stories into perfume in a palliative care unit

The Arts in Palliative Care … we look at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that face people at the end of their … Continue reading

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CARE – a show about the people who bring life to days

In this series, The Arts in Palliative Care, we look at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that face people at the end … Continue reading

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Discovering people’s strengths and resources at the end of life

David Oliviere, Social Worker, Counsellor and Educationalist, describes the influence of Elisabeth Earnshaw-Smith on social work in palliative care – a backgrounder to David’s longer article in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Who was it … Continue reading

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Seven songs for a long life

Dr Erna Haraldsdottir, Director of Education and Research/Senior Lecturer at St Columba’s Hospice/Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, describes a collaborative project between patients, staff and a documentary film-maker that is energising and meaningful for patients and teaches us about … Continue reading

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Trauma, dying and somatic experiencing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common in the dying, their families and the bereaved than you might think. Dr Louis Heyse-Moore, a retired consultant in palliative medicine, counsellor and writer, explains how recent advances in the treatment of PTSD may … Continue reading

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Psychological ideas in palliative care: Changing behaviour

Dr Jenny Strachan is a clinical psychologist at Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Throughout the past year, Jenny has contributed a special series of articles to the European Journal of Palliative Care that aims to summarise some of the ‘big ideas’ in … Continue reading

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