Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

Continuous deep sedation until death: French recommendations

Cliquez ici pour la version en français. Frédéric Guirimand, MD, PhD, is a physician and Head of Research and Education at La Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier, an 81-bed palliative care unit in Paris. Here, Dr Guirimand, who has played a … Continue reading


Using a holistic approach to reduce distress due to breathlessness in people with advanced disease

Researchers, clinicians, and service user representatives at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, have been gathering evidence on services for people with chronic breathlessness and advanced disease. Their findings are now published in Thorax and available in open access. Dr … Continue reading

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Another milestone for neurology and palliative care: EAPC and EAN join forces at neurology congress in Lisbon

David Oliver, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, Chair of EAPC Palliative Care in Neurology Reference Group and EAPC Board member. At the recent 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon, the close collaboration between … Continue reading

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Symptomatic hyponatraemia in home-based palliative patients treated with subcutaneous infusions

Ancu Feng Escobar, MD, and Mario Lopez Saca, MD, are members of the multiprofessional team at the Clinica de Cuidados Paliativos, ‘Soporte y control de sintomas del enfermo avanzado’ in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here, they explain the background to … Continue reading

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Dementia, what is the role of the Specialist Palliative Care Service?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the … Continue reading

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Neuro-palliative care in India

Neurology in palliative care is receiving an increasingly high profile at global conferences. Professor David Oliver, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board Member and Chair of the EAPC Neurology in Palliative Care Reference Group, reports. In Bengaluru (Bangalore) in … Continue reading

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Singing to a dead infant: How music therapy promoted and valued cultural difference to support a bereaved Yoruba family

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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