Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

Palliative care and neurology – world recognition at the World Congress of Neurology

Professor David Oliver, Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group on Palliative Care in Neurology. The recognition of the role of palliative care for patients with progressive neurological disease has been increasing over the past five … Continue reading

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The importance of palliative home care for older people

Sandra Silva Preciado gives a personal view of working as a physiotherapist in geriatric psychomotricity and palliative care in Bogotá, Colombia. In Colombia, the elderly have always received less palliative care because they have the preconception that it is normal … Continue reading

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Invasive mechanical ventilation: Concerns over terminal extubation

Janete Maria da Silva, MSc, a physiotherapist, and Dr Ricardo Tavares de Carvalho, Coordinator of Palliative Care, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo and Director of the Instituto Paliar, São Paulo, Brazil, explain the … Continue reading

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Palliative care in neurology

David Oliver is an honorary professor at the University of Kent in the UK, a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care and a retired consultant in palliative medicine. Palliative care featured again at the Congress of the … Continue reading

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From bed to bench and back: Finding evidence to support our clinical practice

NEW SERIES: Ahead of the 15th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, we are publishing posts from our plenary speakers . . . Today, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital and University … Continue reading

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Germany has developed National Guideline on Palliative Care for Patients with Incurable Cancer

For the first time in Germany, a national guideline will provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations for best practice in palliative care. Project team leaders, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen Simon and Raymond Voltz explain. Following a four-year-project under the leadership of the German Association … Continue reading

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Palliative care in respiratory disease

Professor David C Currow, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Professor Claudia Bausewein Director of the Department for Palliative Medicine at Munich University Hospital and Chair in Palliative Medicine at Munich University, Germany, and Professor Miriam J Johnson, Professor … Continue reading

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