Welsh Future Care Planning Conference 2019

Nikki Pease, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff, Wales Mark Taubert, National Strategic Lead for Advance/Future Care Planning, NHS Wales Alan Buckle, Patient Representative on National Advance/Future Care Planning Strategy Group for Wales Representatives from all parts of Wales gathered on a warm spring day at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Stadium, Pontcanna on Friday the 28th […]

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Feel the Bern: The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) 2018 research conference roundup, y’all!

by Dr Ollie Minton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Brighton, UK I couldn’t get to Bournemouth for this year’s Association for Palliative Medicine conference so went for complete palliation (soins palliatifs, dude) in Switzerland, instead. The conference side-programme did not, on this occasion,  involve a day visit to the Dignitas clinic, which I did point out […]

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Pejorative Words or ‘The bed blocker with acopia in bed 14 that passed away, having lost her fight’

By Dr Ollie Minton (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, somewhere in London town), Dr Erica Borgstrom (Medical Anthropologist, Open University), Dr Mark Taubert (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, somewhere in Wales)               When The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published, readers were not much disturbed by Mark Twain’s use of the n-word, let […]

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