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Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial. Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE. Clin Nutr. 2018 Aug;37(4):1202-1209 Over a 3-month period, 58 patients with advanced lung or gastrointestinal cancer received either the usual care or a ≥3 […]

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When we used virtual reality cameras to create content for healthcare environments…

by Mark Harvey, Media Development Officer, Velindre Cancer Hospital, Cardiff  and Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Velindre University NHS Trust               Lessons learned from using 360 video in palliative care and oncology settings Introduction: In 2017 and 2018, a virtual reality (VR) library was […]

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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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