Did anyone hold your hand as you learned the trade of palliative care? A tribute to Elisabeth Earnshaw-Smith, 1929 – 2023.

Elisabeth Earnshaw-Smith, pioneer of palliative care social work and psycho-social palliative care, and first Director of Social Work at St Christopher’s Hospice, died in January 2023, at the age of 93 years. David Oliviere pays tribute to an extraordinary life … Continue reading

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How can palliative care be made more accessible to people who have experienced trauma?

People who would benefit from palliative care will have different needs for accessing the care that would help them.  For today’s blog, Anne Cullen and Jeannet Weurman tell us why we must develop approaches to palliative and end of life … Continue reading

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Våga Fråga! – Dare to ask about the children.

When a parent is diagnosed with a life limiting illness, services may be hesitant about what they can offer to their children. Dr. Steve Marshall, a palliative care social worker from the United Kingdom, tells us why identifying children as … Continue reading

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Doing things differently, sharing power and holding to account: the evolution of No Barriers Here.

Over recent years, there has been an increased awareness of the inequalities in healthcare provision and palliative care. Individuals and organisations are working to change this, and today we hear from Gemma Allen and Dr Jed Jerwood about an exciting … Continue reading

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‘Healing Hearts and Communities’: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) was established in 2005 and has since become one of palliative care’s most significant global days. Each year a different theme is chosen to emphasise an aspect of palliative care that people may … Continue reading

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