Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

New guideline on palliative care for people with severe multiple sclerosis

Professor David Oliver, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, UK, and Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group on Neurology and Palliative Care, introduces the new guideline on palliative care for people with severe multiple … Continue reading

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Palliative care and neurology in Sri Lanka  – another first!

For the first time ever, palliative care featured in a neurology congress in Sri Lanka.  Professor David Oliver, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, UK, and Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Reference Group on Neurology … Continue reading

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How nursing history impacts on the modern day profession

Continuing our series to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 and the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population… To mark this world first, the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is … Continue reading

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New ESMO recommendations for palliative and supportive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nathan I Cherny (Israel) Anna KL Reyners and Elisabeth DeVries (The Netherlands) unveil the latest guidelines from The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in respect of the pandemic. The COVID pandemic has now caused almost 200,000 deaths, and sadly many more are … Continue reading

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Palliative sedation in the context of COVID-19: Expert opinions from the Palliative Sedation project

In an earlier post on the EAPC blog, we heard about a European-funded Horizon2020 Research Project, Palliative Sedation, which is investigating clinical and ethical aspects of providing palliative sedation to dying patients across Europe. Now, writing on behalf of the Palliative Sedation Consortium, … Continue reading

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