The Blog of the European Association of Palliative Care (onlus)

Russian doctor acquitted of criminal charges over prescribing pain medication

On 21 October, a Siberian District Court acquitted Dr Alevtina Khorinyak of criminal charges over prescribing pain medication to a dying family friend who was not her patient. The ruling came after the Russian Court of Appeals had overturned the … Continue reading

Nurses’ attitudes towards the practice of palliative sedation

Ebun Abarshi, an experienced researcher formerly on the EUROIMPACT Project, shares some findings from a systematic review of literature on the complexity of nurses’ attitudes and practice of sedation at the end of life. When caring for patients with advanced … Continue reading

HOSPICE Casa Sperantei – reaching the scattered homes

HOSPICE Casa Sperantei provides palliative care in Brasov and Bucharest and in two rural communities in Romania, caring for more than 2,600 patients annually (adults and children). Cristina Ghiran, Patient Services Director in Brasov, explains how the hospice team supports … Continue reading