Development of cancer- related fatigue services in BCUHB, North Wales 2020- 2021

By Jackie Pottle, Macmillan Cancer AHP Lead BCUHB and Lisa Heaton Brown, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cancer, Haematology & Palliative care.  “I think, for me, the overall impact of the workshop (Video group clinic) was that the recognition by experts in the field that fatigue is ‘real’ and has impacts on life was important as was the […]

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How To Tell if Your Patient is Dying.

By Dr. Joseph Hawkins, Palliative Medicine Consultant, ASPH NHS Foundation Trust and Woking and Sam Beare Hospice. Twitter: @JoeHawk75825077 Collaborators include Sophie Dargan, Palliative Care MDT Coordinator, and Susan Dargan, Clinical Nurse. ‘It’s a travesty!’, a colleague said to me- ‘look at these scans’. I looked and agreed; those lungs resembled a Jackson Pollock painting […]

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Effects of Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Intervention with Cancer Palliative Care Professionals

By Dr Amanpreet Kaur, Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, India, @Amanpreet_CP   Awarded first prize in Original Paper presentation at 28th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON) 2021   “It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens […]

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The Digital Legacy Conference 2021 ‘PalliCovid & Exploring New Dimensions’

by James Norris,  Digital Legacy Association, MyWishes & Michael Sobell Hospice     The Digital Legacy Conference, Tues 5th October, 2021  (from 4pm British Summer Time until 10PM)   The importance and relevance of our digital lives and possessions is increasing. Digital photos and videos are often saved behind password or finger-print protected devices The […]

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“Talking Through a Fog”: The Impact of Patulous Eustachian Tube on Patients with Advanced Cancer

By Dr Holly McGuigan (Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine, Strathcarron Hospice) and Dr Ruth Isherwood (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth) Twitter: @cloudy_lemonade   “I’m sorry, what?” “Patulous Eustachian Tube”, came the reply from my prospective Masters supervisor. “I’m sorry but I have no idea what you’re talking about…” And so began an […]

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A conversation about dying – Green Man Festival 2021

News and Events “What happens when you die” event at Green Man Festival 2021. Listen to the event here. The Brecon Beacons mountains in Wales were awash with live music, entertainment, discussions and comedy events on the weekend of 21st August 2021. The Green Man Festival is Wales’ largest art festival, and it returned with […]

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Learn from my mistakes! What I learned when I spoke at a predatory conference

By Colleen Davis, Executive Coach, Registered Nurse, speaker, mother and life-long learner who helps inspire people to live their authentic life, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. LinkedIn Account Like many people these days, I receive a lot of emails from predatory journals or conference organizers. In 2018, I was approached, as an executive coach, […]

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Creative Distress

By Dr Joseph Hawkins, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and Woking and Sam Beare hospice. Twitter: @JoeHawk75825077   We have a lifetime to prepare for our dying and yet it seems that for most of us we still arrive ill-prepared. As humanity has evolved we have taken advantage of […]

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