Category Archives: Therapies

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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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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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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Physiotherapy: Improving quality of life for palliative care patients

Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra in India, has provided free inpatient and home care for cancer patients and their families since 1997. Dr Mugdha Vaidya, the physiotherapist at Cipla, describes one of … Continue reading

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