Category Archives: RESEARCH

When demography and illness trumps policy: Why Norwegians continue to die in institutions

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE . . . Jorid Kalseth, Department of Health Research, SINTEF Technology and Society, Trondheim, and Ole Magnus Theisen, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, explain … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories for Wellbeing

In this new 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 … Continue reading

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What future research is needed to improve care for people with advanced illness and towards the end of life?

Salzburg Public Debate on Palliative and End of Life Care . . . On this, World Science Day for Peace and Development, the #allmylifeQs series launches its final, and perhaps most important, question: What future research is needed to improve … Continue reading

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The taming of the chameleon – guidance on Conducting and REporting DElphi Studies (CREDES)

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Dr Saskia Jünger, senior research associate at the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (ceres), Germany, explains the background to her longer article selected as … Continue reading

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Shared decision-making about palliative chemotherapy: A conversation about what matters most

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Inge Henselmans, Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, explains the background to her longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the July 2017 issue of Palliative … Continue reading

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Randomised controlled trials involving people nearing death 

Dr Kexin Ang, Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, explains the background to a longer article published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. As is widely known, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are among … Continue reading

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Big step forward for chronic breathlessness

A world-first international consensus has agreed the term ‘Chronic Breathlessness Syndrome’. Miriam J Johnson and David C Currow explain Chronic breathlessness is common in people with advanced disease and can last for many years. Severe breathlessness is one of the … Continue reading

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