Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

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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Building a palliative care research career across borders: An interview with Dr Geana Paula Kurita, winner of the 2019 EAPC Post-doctoral Award

LIVE FROM THE 16TH EAPC WORLD CONGRESS IN BERLIN … Highlights of every EAPC Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards, which recognise and support the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research.  We … Continue reading

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Picturing palliative sedation: A new European investigation

A new European project will investigate current clinical practice, review guidelines and include a prospective clinical study about palliative sedation. Jeroen Hasselaar (Radboud University Medical Center), Sheila Payne (International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University) and Julie … Continue reading

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Palliative care clinicians in London use sedative medication at the end of life cautiously and proportionately

Dr Bella Vivat is Principal Research Fellow in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department (MCPCRD) at University College London (UCL), UK. Here she explains the background to a longer paper just published in ‘Palliative Medicine’ and available online. Marie Curie … Continue reading

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