Category Archives: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES

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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When the artist becomes leader … some thoughts

In this continuing 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 … Continue reading

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The Schubert dressing – an innovative experience from France

In this new 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 … Continue reading

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