Category Archives: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES

New ESMO clinical practice guidelines on the care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life

Members of the ESMO Guidelines Committee, Tomasz Dzierżanowski (Poland) and Philip Larkin (Switzerland), introduce ESMO’s latest clinical practice guideline – the first such document that targets both oncologists and palliative care providers by focusing on patient comfort and specifically their … Continue reading

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The challenges and triumphs of developing a survey on palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities around the world

CELEBRATING WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2021.THIS YEAR’S THEME IS LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – EQUITY IN ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE In a special series, EAPC task forces and reference groups that work on behalf of vulnerable communities explain … Continue reading

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“Song of Life” – Music therapy at the end of life

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH’S ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM ‘PALLIATIVE MEDICINE’, THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE EAPC Each month, Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Palliative Medicine’, chooses an article that readers may find particularly interesting or useful and invites the … Continue reading

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Specialist palliative care staff’s experiences of talking with people with intellectual disability about their dying and death

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH’S ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE EAPC Each month, Professor Catherine Walshe, Editor-in-Chief of Palliative Medicine, chooses an article that readers may find particularly interesting or useful and invites the … Continue reading

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Supports needed for a good home death

CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON PALLIATIVE CARE AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   A mother is told bluntly that her 12-day-old baby is ‘intellectually zero’. Today, our guest writer, Maria Heaton, shares her personal experience as a mother who cared for her own two … Continue reading

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