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‘Good’ and ‘bad’ deaths in interviews with hospice managers

To celebrate four years of the EAPC Blog, we’re delighted to re-publish one of our all-time most popular posts from Elena Semino, Veronika Koller, Lancaster University, and Zsófia Demjén, The Open University, UK.  What is a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ death … Continue reading

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Laughing at Cancer: Humorous metaphors online

Zsófia Demjén, Sheila Payne and Elena Semino, members of the Metaphor in End-of-Life Care (MELC) project, Lancaster University, UK Representations of cancer and end-of-life experiences are often sombre, if not gloomy, and the idea that you can laugh about cancer … Continue reading

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‘Good’ and ‘bad’ deaths in interviews with hospice managers

Elena Semino, Veronika Koller, Lancaster University, and Zsófia Demjén, Open University, UK What is a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ death from the point of view of health professionals who work in hospices? As part of the project ‘Metaphor in End of … Continue reading

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Metaphor and the patient’s world

The Revd Dr David Southall, Healthcare Chaplain, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcester, UK, explains the background to his longer article published in the April 2013 edition of Palliative Medicine. Like many people, I have always been fascinated with words. … Continue reading

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