Category Archives: SPIRITUAL CARE

The EAPC Spiritual Care Reference Group: Building on strong foundations

Bella Vivat and Marie-Jose Gijsberts, co-chairs of the EAPC Spiritual Care Reference Group, outline the Group’s history and approach, their own backgrounds and interests, and reflect on planned future work. Spiritual care has been understood as integral to palliative care … Continue reading

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A Divine Idea: Can Healthcare Chaplains Reduce Suffering and Disparities in End-Stage Cancer Care? 

NEW SERIES: A SNEAK PEEK AHEAD OF THE 12TH WORLD RESEARCH CONGRESS ONLINE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC)  There are just 103 days to #EAPC2022! With live sessions on 18 to 20 May 2022, and lots of … Continue reading

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New ESMO clinical practice guidelines on the care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life

Members of the ESMO Guidelines Committee, Tomasz Dzierżanowski (Poland) and Philip Larkin (Switzerland), introduce ESMO’s latest clinical practice guideline – the first such document that targets both oncologists and palliative care providers by focusing on patient comfort and specifically their … Continue reading

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Abstract Watch: Hospice and palliative care workforce, research priorities, and spirituality

Barry R Ashpole is a Communications Consultant, Educator and Media Specialist from Ontario, Canada, who contributes a bi-annual post for the blog. This contribution focuses on three distinct aspects of end-of-life care: the hospice and palliative care workforce, research priorities, and spirituality … Continue reading

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Five spiritual strengths your patients might be pursuing

Another contribution to our Spirituality and Palliative Care series that looks at how people deal with crisis and suffering when confronted with life-threatening disease. Today, our guest writer is Marc Haufe, PhD researcher spiritual care at the Care Ethics department … Continue reading

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