Category Archives: Medicine

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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Clinical and emotional impact of MRSA on patients with advanced life-limiting illness

Dr Aoife Gleeson MD MSc, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales, UK, explains the background to two longer research articles selected jointly as ‘Editor’s choice’ in the April issue of Palliative Medicine. During my specialist training … Continue reading

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Pathways to better care: artificial feeding and venting gastrostomy in terminally ill cancer patients with irreversible bowel obstruction

To celebrate four years of the EAPC Blog, we’re delighted to re-publish one of our all-time most popular posts   Dr Nicholas Herodotou, Macmillan Consultant Palliative Medicine, (Cambridge Community Services), Luton and South Bedfordshire Community, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, … Continue reading

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Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care

Dr Martin Mücke, Physician, Department of Palliative Medicine and Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, University Hospital of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Dr Mochamat, Physician, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Diponegoro / Kariadi Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia and … Continue reading

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Cloud-based platform for palliative care at home

Dr Yingwei Wang from Taiwan introduces this week’s special series on Palliative Care in South East Asia… In December 2014, Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, and past president of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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