End of life care highlighted in Health Affairs journal following WISH summit

Categories: Research.

The September Issue focusses on global healthcare policy, and features 10 articles written by contributors to the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) held in Doha in December 2013. WISH is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).

The article: ‘Innovation can improve and expand aspects of end-of-life care in low- and middle-income countries,’ reviews the state of current global end-of-life care and examines how innovation has improved end-of-life care in Nigeria, Uganda, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Jordan.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, executive chair of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London, and Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, executive Chair of WISH and director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, were among the authors of the article which examined “how opioids have been made more available for the treatment of pain, and how training and education programs have expanded the provision of care to the dying population.”

Other articles inspired by WISH and its partners explore the following key global healthcare issues:

  • Challenges in Adapting International Best Practices in Cancer Prevention, Care, and Research for Qatar
  • Accountable Care Around The World: A Framework To Guide Reform Strategies and To Achieve Progress
  • Antimicrobial Resistance: Addressing The Global Threat Through Greater Awareness And Transformative Action
  • How Google’s ‘Ten Things We Know To Be True’ Could Guide The Development Of Mental Health Mobile Apps
  • Policy Actions To Achieve Integrated Community-Based Mental Health Services
  • Innovation Can Improve And Expand Aspects Of End-Of-Life-Care In Low And Middle-Income Countries
  • Patient Engagement: Four Case Studies That Highlight The Potential For Improved Health Outcomes And Reduced Costs
  • Revolutionizing Medicine and Public Health Strategic Action to Combat the Obesity Epidemic
  • Developing Public Policy To Advance The Use Of Big Data In Health Care
  • Lessons from Eight Countries on Diffusing Innovation In Health Care.

Lord Darzi said: “Collaboration underpins everything we do at WISH – (working with Health Affairs) is an excellent example of how our global community of healthcare experts supports the spread of new ideas by sharing high quality content and research.”

The table of contents, including these ten articles, can be found on the Health Affairs website. Abstracts are available on the website, but content is subscription-only. 

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