2016; Volume 17, No 6, June


Each month, we publish a limited selection of items that we feel will be of interest to our global readership. To contribute, please see notes below.

New free resource for doctors and nurses around the world

The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) is delighted to announce the release of A Really Practical Handbook of Children’s Palliative Care for Doctors and Nurses Anywhere in the World by Dr. Justin Amery.

The book is structured around common questions that arise in often-difficult palliative care situations. Each chapter deals with one question, and starts by reminding the reader of what they already know before going on to fill in some common gaps. Contributors to the book include experts in children’s palliative care from around the world and it is hoped that this book will give the reader everything they need to manage real life cases in real life settings, with confidence, wherever they are in the world.

Download the book in PDF format from the ICPCN website or as an ePub file or purchase as a hard copy from

Read more about palliative care in Europe – new articles on the EAPC website

Selected articles from the March/April European Journal of Palliative Care – an official journal of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) – are free to download from the EAPC website.

The following three articles are currently available:

Visit the EAPC website and click on ‘Latest News’ to download all three articles. To subscribe to the European Journal of Palliative Care click here.

Latest resources on the Palliative Care Network (PCN) website

Palliative care in Turkey – Interview with Professor Fusun Terzioglu, RN, MSc, PhD

The need for palliative care has never been greater and is increasing rapidly because of Turkey’s aging population and an increasing incidence of cancer. Read the interview here.

End of Life Care in Prisons: April 2016 update

Check out the PCN website for a growing collection of backgrounders on this topic. The backgrounder (a supplement to Media Watch) is updated periodically by Barry Ashpole, a Canadian communications consultant and educator, as new articles, reports, etc. become available.

Download the April 2016 update here.

About the Palliative Care Network

Palliative Care Network (PCN) provides an online educational platform for palliative care professionals. Registration on the website and access to materials remains free of charge allowing palliative care professionals from all fields to remain abreast of palliative care trends. Expert interviews, lectures, presentations and posters etc are voluntarily shared on the PCN Community Website. Click here to download materials.

Palliative Care in North Africa and Middle East – special series on EAPC Blog

Participants at the third ’Train the Trainers‘ workshop on palliative care organized by the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO EMRO) held in Kuwait, October 2015

Get a glimpse of challenges and achievements in Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan by checking out the recent series published on the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Online Blog.

Read all the posts here.

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