Category Archives: RESEARCH

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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Research ethics in palliative care: A hallmark in Palliative Medicine now curated in a new virtual issue

Do you have ethical concerns or issues related to your research that you would like to share and discuss with readers of ‘Palliative Medicine’? Sandra Martins Pereira and Pablo Hernández-Marrero introduce the latest virtual issue of the journal and welcome future submissions. … Continue reading

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How to find and promote brilliant palliative care

THIS MONTH’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FROM PALLIATIVE MEDICINE … Dr Aileen Collier PhD, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and Associate Professor Ann Dadich, Human Resources and Management, Western Sydney University School of … Continue reading

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The strengths of Sentinel GP practices in the era of Big Data: Measuring quality indicators for primary palliative care delivered to people with cancer and organ failure

EDITOR’S CHOICE POST . . . Lieve Van den Block, MSc, PhD, Professor of Aging and Palliative Care Research, VUB-UGhent End-of-Life Care Research Group, Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Department of Clinical Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, … Continue reading

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Using a holistic approach to reduce distress due to breathlessness in people with advanced disease

Researchers, clinicians, and service user representatives at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, have been gathering evidence on services for people with chronic breathlessness and advanced disease. Their findings are now published in Thorax and available in open access. Dr … Continue reading

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Guest editing a focused issue on outcome measurement for advanced disease patients

Bárbara Antunes, Portugal, and Claudia Bausewein, Germany, explain how their longstanding interest in outcome measurement has led to their guest editing the current issue of an open access focused issue of the Annals of Palliative Medicine. I’m a clinical psychologist … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late: How we fail vulnerable Canadians as they die and what to do about it

This new series is about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. In the coming weeks, we look at the implications of providing palliative care and … Continue reading

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