Category Archives: RESEARCH

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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An investigation into palliative care education in UK medical schools

Dr Steven Walker, Director, St Gilesmedical, London and Berlin, explains the background to his longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in the October edition of Palliative Medicine. This article arose out of an interest in medical education and palliative care, … Continue reading

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Qualitative research interviews – can talking help?

  Maureen Coombs, Roses Parker and Kay deVries, who at the time of this study were researchers at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, explain the background to their longer article published in the latest edition of the European Journal of Palliative … Continue reading

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