Palliative Care

BMJ Specialty: Palliative Care

Centre for Death and Society - Bath University research centre for social aspects of death, dying and bereavement

Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Support Care Group

Ethical Guidance: End of Life Care (GMC) - series of guidance documents and learning materials relating to doctors’ duties during end of life care, from the GMC

International Observatory on End of Life Care - comprehensive website managed by Lancaster University, with good section on patient/carer experiences, ethics and service evaluation

Macmillan Cancer Support - patient-oriented website, but with resources for healthcare professionals also

National Council for Palliative Care - includes a section for health professionals as well as patient support

Palliative Care Guidelines

Palliative Care Journal Club - journals and articles relating to palliative care, RSS feeds are available

Palliative Care Matters - news and articles published relating to palliative care - information about drugs used in palliative and hospice care

Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database - specialist literature search database

WHO Palliative Care - World Health Organisation's pages on palliative care.

Amber Care Bundle 

European Association for Palliative Care - links to international organisation, project reports, guidelines and research forum

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care - includes sections relating to ethics, international newsletters, policy and advocacy tools, international standards and treatment guidelines

International Association for the Study of Pain - hosts a good collection of multi-lingual patient information leaflets, listings of pain terminology and Pain the News amongst other resources

National Council for Palliative Care - umbrella organisation for all those who are involved in providing, commissioning and using palliative care

Royal College of General Practitioners Palliative and End of Life Toolkit

Dying Matters - promotes awareness of death, dying and bereavement

Marie Curie Cancer Care - charity resources for healthcare professionals

Macmillan Cancer  Support: End of Life - support for patients and their relatives

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