Dr Nandini Vallath wins the 2015 Cancer Aid Society Palliative Care Award for Excellence and Leadership in the SAARC region for taking away a significant chunk of suffering in our vast country.
The Rotary Club of Trivandrum and Freemasons Club of Trivandrum, in association with Pallium India, Indian Medical Association Kerala, Indian Society of Anaesthetists Kerala and Indian Association of Palliative Care Kerala, together organized a public meeting at Hassan Marikar Hall on the 2nd of February, 2015, to make a declaration on behalf of the people of Kerala.
Among dying hospice patients, hearing problems are often overlooked, but shouldn’t be, experts say.
For the first time, the Canadian Medical Association is acknowledging that helping a suffering patient die may be a doctor’s most humane option.
US – TIME
A group of patients and doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking the New York Supreme Court to rule that aid in dying to terminally ill patients is legal in the state.
Canada –The Globe and Mail
One of the most difficult and poorly understood issues in end of life care is the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
India – The Hindu
To create awareness on cancer among the people, the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research here has launched a website (cancerawarenesssrior.com) and an e-book to mark the World Cancer Day on Thursday.
UK – The Guardian
From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one
West Africa – Reuters
Romeo Doe, a 29-year-old tailor who survived Ebola in Liberia, is struggling to cope with the impact of a disease that killed seven members of his family and now threatens his livelihood.
ehospice International children’s edition
The latest of the Little Stars movie highlights the support that palliative care gave to a young Australian boy and his family as they faced the devastating double blow of a cancer diagnosis for Marmaduke and his mother.
The first comprehensive survey of palliative care volunteering in NSW has found that some 38 services engage 1,242 volunteers across the state.
ehospice South Africa
South Africa has made great strides toward increasing the number of home based care workers with knowledge of children’s palliative care so that children and their families can receive the care they need.
On World Cancer Day, cancer patient Helen Andrews reflects on awareness days and questions their use of “fear as a way to raise funds.”