Virtual reality – Best Poster prize for new technology abstract at EAPC conference 2022

By Nicola White, Research Fellow, Marie Curie Research Department, University College London One of six winning conference poster abstracts from the 12th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care 2022 is outlined in this article. The abstract focused on virtual reality (VR) technology and its current evidence base. In particular, how does […]

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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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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 Green Man Festival is Wales’ largest art festival, and it returned with furore and a large offering of musical and spoken word performances, after being cancelled in 2020.     Where better to discuss the […]

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The Sound of covid-19:   Binaural Recordings of a Palliative Care Ward Round in a Cancer Hospital.

Authors:  Prof. Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre University NHS Trust & Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK Mr Glenn Davidson, Artstation, Cardiff, UK Dr. Mike Fedeski, Artstation, Cardiff, UK Dr. Jelle van Gurp, Coordinator Clinical Ethics Radboud University Medical Centre; Assistant professor Ethics of Healthcare, Nijmegen, Netherlands The pandemic has created an […]

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‘Don’t judge the book by its cover’- Clinicians and charities speak out about the positive role DNACPR conversations can play in providing good care

Authors: Dr Linda Dykes, Consultant in Emergency and Interface Frailty Medicine Professor Mark Taubert, Palliative Medicine Consultant  Usha Grieve, Director of Partnerships and Services, Compassion in Dying, United Kingdom This article and its accompanying joint statement links to a news report in the Independent  The Covid-19 pandemic has brought Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) […]

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New guidance published on assessing patients in an ambulance

by BMJ Blog News   The UK’s Royal College of Physicians has published new ethical guidance for frontline staff dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by more than a dozen other health organisations. Members of the RCP’s Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine developed the guidance, which is supported by nine other Royal Colleges and […]

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Academic Supportive Oncology Fellowship

By Professor Declan Walsh, Hemby Family Endowed Chair in Supportive Oncology, North Carolina, USA The Department of Supportive Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) is seeking a Fellow to complete a comprehensive post-graduate academic year in their internationally recognized center for supportive care in cancer. About the Fellowship: • Train to become a next […]

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