Category Archives: Medicine

Opioids for breathlessness – standard of care in Germany

Responding to an earlier post by Professor David Currow and Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor Lukas Radbruch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin, DGP), gives another perspective from Germany. David Currow and Miriam Johnson have explained … 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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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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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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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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Management of malignant bowel obstruction with Lanreotide for a community palliative care patient

Dr Kate Markham, Dr Shan Shan Vijeratnam and Dr Pia Amsler, Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the November/December edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. We are doctors from … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy in an inpatient hospice setting – exploring the patients’ views

Jennie Pickard, Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist, St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green, Manchester, UK, explains the background to a longer article in the May/June edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Over the years I have had numerous discussions, with … Continue reading

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