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Oxford University Press launches palliative care campaign

Author: Amy Cluett, Oxford University Press
09 January 2018

Throughout January 2018, Oxford University Press Medicine will be running a media campaign around palliative care.

Made up of a series of articles and other pieces of media content, the focus of the campaign is on improving the dialogue around planning end of life care and death, removing the taboo and unwillingness to speak about dying, and promoting discussion in the community.

The pieces of content include:

Communication in Palliative Care Reading List

8 January

A blog post full of free Oxford University Press Resources, such as book chapters and journal articles, all aimed to increase awareness of effective communication in palliative care.

Advance care planning: an illusion of choice?

15 January

Dr Anjali Mullick, Medical Director at St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol, discusses the ways in which advance care planning can be both used and improved, drawing on her own work in hospices to support her views.

Let’s talk about death: an opinions blog

22 January

We contacted several palliative care specialists and carers, as well as medical students and those receiving palliative care, to ask them the following question:

How important is it that we as a society are open to discussing death and dying?

Their answers were practical, positive, and often moving, and they are all collated in one blog, to be posted on 22 January.

The Death Café: A medium cappuccino and a chat about death and dying

28 January

An informative article about the Death Cafe movement at which, as its organisers will tell you, ‘people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death’, featuring a slideshow of Death Cafes around the world, kindly shared by attendees themselves.

Palliative Care Infographic

Throughout January

Our interactive infographic gives lots of information about palliative care and its place within modern global medicine, using a range of Oxford University Press resources. You can also hover over the images to find additional open access content. 

We hope that you will explore our content and that you find it useful and informative. We would like as many people to access it as possible, so please feel free to share out/retweet our posts.

Read our first blog, Communication in Palliative Care Reading List, here.

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