Category Archives: RESEARCH

A shorter average length of stay in a UK hospice – how is this happening?

Dr Carmen Chan, a GP in training, and Dr Michael Tapley, Medical Director and Palliative Care Consultant at Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative … Continue reading

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“There is no place like home.” Dying at home or in hospital dependent on wealth, location and number of diseases

Dr Matt Maddocks, Lecturer and Specialist Physiotherapist at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, and Dr Charles Reilly, Consultant Physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, announce a new research study just published.  In the words of L. Frank Baum … Continue reading

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After more than 20 years, the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire is revised

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Robin Cohen, Professor, McGill Departments of Oncology and Medicine and Staff Investigator, Lady Davis Research Institute, Montreal, and Richard Sawatzky, Canada Research Chair in Patient-Reported Outcomes and Associate Professor, School … Continue reading

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Caring for patients’ rooms and souls: How cleaning staff communicate and cope with seriously ill and dying patients

Professor Gerhild Becker, Chair of the Department of Palliative Care, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany, explains the background to the longer article selected as ‘Editor’s choice’ in the January issue 2017 of Palliative Medicine. The impulse for our study was … Continue reading

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WeCare chair: End of Life Care research group celebrates third anniversary

In June 2016, WeCare chair celebrated its achievements of the past three years with a special course led by Dr Keith Wilson from Canada. Josep Porta-Sales, Director, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Co-director, and Albert Balaguer, Coordinator, explain.  WeCare chair: End of Life … Continue reading

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Palliative care in dementia: Call for papers for a special issue of Palliative Medicine

Guest editors of the special issue, Julian C. Hughes, The RICE Centre, Bristol University, UK and Jenny T. van der Steen, Leiden University Medical Center and Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, invite you to contribute . . .  … Continue reading

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Triage in palliative care: Research participants needed

Dr Beth Russell, Palliative Care Physician and Researcher, Centre for Palliative Care, Melbourne, Australia, (together with Associate Professor Jennifer Philip, Professor Peter Hudson, Associate Professor Vijaya Sundararajan, Associate Professor Brian Le, Associate Professor Caroline Brand, Ms Anna Collins and Dr … Continue reading

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