Initiated in 2012, Palliative Medicine’s Paper of the Year is awarded to an outstanding paper published in the preceding year of the journal.
Winner EAPC 2021 – Online
Judges: Lorna Fraser, Breffni Hannon and Melissa Bloomer, Catherine Walshe
Practice review: Evidence-based and effective management of pain in patients with advanced cancer. Palliative Medicine 2020, Vol. 34(4) 444–453.
Winner EAPC 2020 – Online
Judges: Josep Porta Sales, Joanna Coast, Jose Pereira, Catherine Walshe
Ten Koppel M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Van den Block L, Deliens L, Gambassi G, Heymans MW, Kylänen M, Oosterveld-Vlug MG, Pasman HRW, Payne S, Smets T, Szczerbińska K, Twisk JW, van der Steen JT; PACE. Palliative care provision in long-term care facilities differs across Europe: Results of a cross-sectional study in six European countries (PACE). Palliat Med. 2019 Oct;33(9):1176-1188.
Winner EAPC 2019 – Berlin, German
Judges: Jane Phillips, Jeroen Hasselaar, Gail Eva, Catherine Walshe
Shulman C, Hudson BF, Low J, Hewett N, Daley J, Kennedy P, Davis S, Brophy N, Howard D, Vivat B, Stone P. End-of-life care for homeless people: a qualitative analysis exploring the challenges to access and provision of palliative care. Palliative medicine. 2018 Jan;32(1):36-45.
Winner EAPC 2018 – Bern, Switzerland
Judges: Sheila Payne, Karen Forbes, Catherine Walshe
Sinclair S, Beamer K, Hack TF, McClement S, Raffin Bouchal S, Chochinov HM, Hagen NA. Sympathy, empathy, and compassion: A grounded theory study of palliative care patients’ understandings, experiences, and preferences. Palliative medicine. 2017 May;31(5):437-47
Winner EAPC 2017 – Madrid, Spain
Judges: Robin Fainsinger, Samar Aoun, Irene Higginson, Catherine Walshe
Lewis E, Cardona-Morrell M, Ong KY, Trankle SA, Hillman K. Evidence still insufficient that advance care documentation leads to engagement of healthcare professionals in end-of-life discussions: A systematic review. Palliative medicine. 2016 Oct;30(9):807-24.
Winner EAPC 2016
Judges: Eduardo Bruera, Clare Gardiner, Catherine Walshe
Winner EAPC 2015
Judges: Derek Doyle, Franco Toscani, Judith Rietjens, Catherine Walshe
Winner EAPC 2014
Judges: Sheila Payne, Caprice Knapp, Peter Hudson, Catherine Walshe
Winner EAPC 2013
Judges: Jose Pereira, Simon Noble, Catherine Walshe
Galfin JM, Watkins ER, Harlow T. A brief guided self-help intervention for psychological distress in palliative care patients: A randomised controlled trial. Palliative medicine. 2012 Apr;26(3):197-205