Category Archives: RESEARCH

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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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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