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Greetings to all our readers…

With many thanks to everyone for supporting our work during the past year – for contributing, commenting, helping with translation, following us and the less visible ways in which you help us. We couldn’t do it without you… The EAPC blog will take a break now … Continue reading

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News from Prague – the 13th World Congress on palliative care

Lukas Radbruch, Chair of the Scientific Committee and past president of the EAPC Sitting in the hotel room, I wonder whether I am really in Prague. The congress opened on Thursday with short notes from Ladislav Kabelka (Chair of the … Continue reading

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Budapest Commitments: news from Poland

Wojciech Leppert, Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. Continuing our series about the Budapest Commitments, Professor Leppert looks at how Poland is doing. Although Poland did not officially sign up to the Budapest … Continue reading

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The Budapest Commitments: A view from the UK

Dr Bee Wee, President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, and Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care in Oxford, UK, continues our series that looks at how different countries are improving palliative care … Continue reading

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IAHPC List of Essential Practices in Palliative Care

In a project which included the participation of individuals and representatives of pain and palliative care organisations, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) recently developed a list of essential practices in palliative care. Under the framework of … Continue reading

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Do opioids influence cancer growth? The IAHPC perspective

Lukas Radbruch, MR Rajagopal, Liliana De Lima, Eduardo Bruera, David Currow, Roberto Wenk, Jim Cleary, Carla Ripamonti and Michael I Bennett, members of the research and scientific committee of the International Association for Palliative Care (IAHPC) Two new studies and a … Continue reading

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