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Palliative care’s response to the Ebola virus?


Ebola……. From the CDC website: As of October 10, 2014 Total Cases: 8399 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4655 Total Deaths: 4033 *Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.   Symptoms (Again the CDC website:) Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) Severe headache … Continue reading

The Global #PalliativeCare Atlas: A joint @WHO and @theWPCA publication.


The WHO and the World Palliative Care Alliance are to be congratulated for the release of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life!  This is another part of the ongoing progress within the Global Health Community to advance palliative care! It is (conservatively) estimated that every year more than 20 million … Continue reading

ESMO Global Opioid Survey!


 In 2010, Nathan Cherney, with colleagues from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), published  work that illustratedm in a startling manner, some of the reasons for differences in opioid access between Eastern and Western Europe. (Annals of Oncology, March 2010; Editorial, Palliative Medicine, 2010). Moved by the power … Continue reading

Palliative care is……….? Your thoughts on LIfe Before Death Film 25


Palliative Care is……..? “Dignity!” Faith Mwangi-Powell “Whole person care.” Bal Mount “Therapeutic Interventions to try and relieve, and even prevent, issues that cause suffering.” Frank Ferris Palliative care is……………! Your name!

Communication and Collaboration: it makes a difference!


Very proud this morning to find that the Palliative Medicine editorial on Social Media is again the most read online article for Palliative Medicine September as well as August.  All Palliative Medicine articles are free to download in October so lets push the envelope so that it is not only the most read but also … Continue reading

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