Category Archives: RESEARCH

Living alone – dying at home? The role of non-kin-carers

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Sabine Pleschberger and Paulina Wosko, both affiliated to the Austrian Interdisciplinary Platform on Ageing, Vienna, Austria, explain the background to a longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the June … Continue reading

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Cross-national comparisons today and in the future – An interview with Dr Lara Pivodic, winner of the Palliative Medicine Early Researcher Award

  Highlights of every EAPC Congress are the EAPC Researcher Awards, which recognize and support the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research. For the first time one of the three awards is sponsored … Continue reading

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Sympathy, empathy and compassion: Patients can tell the difference – Can you?

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Shane Sinclair PhD, Associate Professor, Cancer Care Research Professorship, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Canada, explains the background to a longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the May … Continue reading

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Understanding funding models in palliative care: Who pays and who provides?

This month’s Editor’s Choice from Palliative Medicine . . . Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Care, Hull York Medical School, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, explains the background to a longer article … Continue reading

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New research opportunity on neuropathic pain in cancer patients at the National Cancer Institute of Milan

Dr Augusto Caraceni, European Palliative Care Research Centre, National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy, describes an important new programme that offers an exciting opportunity for an early stage researcher. The Palliative Care, Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation Unit of the National … Continue reading

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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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