Category Archives: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES

APCP Social Work Task Force translates ‘Core competencies for palliative care social work in Europe’ into Portuguese

Carla Reigada, on behalf of the Portuguese Association of Palliative Care (APCP) Social Work Task Force, introduces the Portuguese translation of this essential document and encourages others to translate it into their languages. Writing in the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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Let’s play! The Palliators live at #Berlin2019

ONLY 24 DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC) TO BE HELD IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 23 TO 25 MAY 2019, WE BRING YOU SOME SPECIAL POSTS TO WELCOME YOU TO BERLIN. … Continue reading

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When the artist becomes leader … some thoughts

Ahead of the United Nations’ ‘World Creativity and Innovation Day’ (Sunday, 21 April), we are delighted to republish this post from Nigel Hartley, originally published in January 2018 as part of our Arts in Palliative Care series. In this continuing series, … Continue reading

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Do psychosocial interventions work in palliative care?

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE … Marco Warth, Jens Kessler, Friederike Koehler, Corina Aguilar-Raab, Hubert J. Bardenheuer and Beate Ditzen from Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany, explain the background to their longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in … Continue reading

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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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