Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

Palliative care and neurology: Continuing collaboration at 2019 World Congress of Neurology

Professor David Oliver, Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care Neurology Reference Group – Palliative Care, was part of a cohort of palliative care clinicians and academics who presented at this year’s World Congress of Neurology. The Twenty Fourth World … Continue reading

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Opioids for breathlessness – standard of care in Germany

Responding to an earlier post by Professor David Currow and Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor Lukas Radbruch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin, DGP), gives another perspective from Germany. David Currow and Miriam Johnson have explained … Continue reading

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Good news for chronic breathlessness from Down Under

For the first time in the world, an Australian company has licensed a medication for the symptomatic reduction of chronic breathlessness. Professor David Currow (Australia) and Professor Miriam Johnson (United Kingdom), explain.   Breathing just happens. We don’t think about it, we just breathe. … Continue reading

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Art therapy and the restoration of capacity in palliative care

CATCH UP WITH SOME OF OUR ‘PAST POSTS’ – TODAY WE’RE REPUBLISHING ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE POSTS FROM THE ARTS IN PALLIATIVE CARE SERIES.   The series looks at how the arts in palliative care settings can be a powerful … Continue reading

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Why do people with lung disease suffer every day from chronic breathlessness?

The Better-B survey on chronic breathlessness aims to answer this important question in order to improve patient care. But more palliative care physicians are urgently needed to complete the survey. Currently, only 30 per cent palliative care specialists have responded … Continue reading

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Bringing Breathlessness into View – a multimedia exhibition on living well with breathlessness

Ann Hutchinson and Miriam Johnson from the Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, United Kingdom, describe how they are using a multimedia exhibition to help people to live well with breathlessness. The exhibition was held during the UK’s recent annual awareness … Continue reading

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Sedation at the end of life

Robert Twycross, Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, explains the background to his longer article recently published in the journal, ‘Palliative Care Research and Treatment’. A few thoughts arising from my recent narrative review on palliative … Continue reading

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