Category Archives: SYMPTOM CONTROL

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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A medical student’s journey into palliative care

Lucy Taylor is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Her winning entry for the Royal Society of Medicine Palliative Care Section’s essay prize on the future of palliative care is published in the September/October issue … Continue reading

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Art therapy and the restoration of capacity in palliative care

NEW SERIES: The Arts in Palliative Care . . . we shall be looking 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 … Continue reading

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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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