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Rediscovering Holism
  1. Derek Willis
  1. Correspondence to Dr Derek Willis, Severn Hospice, Apley Castle, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6rh, UK; derekwillis35{at}

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‘Rediscovering Holism’ is the name that the organising committee has chosen for the 11th Palliative Care Congress which is due to be held in Glasgow in March 2016. This conference is the biannual event organised in partnership by the Association of Palliative Medicine and the Palliative Care Research Society. Why have we called it this? Because it voices the dilemma and choice facing palliative care as our society changes into the future.

This may court controversy: at first sight the idea of rediscovering holism within palliative care may seem ridiculous—after …

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  • Competing interests Dr Willis is the chairman of Palliative Care Congress 2016.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.