Category Archives: Palliative sedation

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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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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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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Continuous deep sedation until death: French recommendations

Cliquez ici pour la version en français. Frédéric Guirimand, MD, PhD, is a physician and Head of Research and Education at La Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier, an 81-bed palliative care unit in Paris. Here, Dr Guirimand, who has played a … Continue reading

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