World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 1 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Call for review of national children’s palliative care policy

Ireland – The Medical Independent

A number of leading organisations in Ireland have jointly called for a review of service delivery priorities for the National Children’s Palliative Care Policy in light of new figures.

MAM ‘draws clear red line’ against privatisation of public health service

Times of Malta

The doctors’ association said today it was expressing its disagreement and drawing a clear red line against the ‘privatisation’ of the public health service in Gozo, Karin Grech Hospital, and other future facilities that provide free services for the National Health Service.

Access to controlled medicines for palliative care in India: gains and challenges

India – APHPCN

It was in the early 1990s that an appeal was made, both in India and globally, for access to palliative care to be treated as a human rights issue. Over the past few years, India has witnessed robust advocacy efforts which push for the consideration of palliative care and pain management as a human right.

OnePoint Patient Care makes $1.5 million gift to University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy to encourage national hospice and palliative care pharmacy education

US – MarketWired

OnePoint Patient Care, the nation’s leading provider of community-based hospice pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management services, has made a donation of $1.5 million to the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy to fund a professorship in hospice and palliative care pharmacy.

The future of palliative care: measurement, music and social media

ehospice UK

Last Friday, researchers and practitioners gathered in London for the annual palliative care research conference held by Marie Curie and The Royal Society of Medicine.

Palliative Care Training of Trainers, Nyeri

ehospice Kenya

Palliative care provision continues to make huge strides in the Kenyan health sector. There are currently approximately 65 public and private hospices and palliative care units across the country which are at the forefront of providing palliative care services to patients, their families and surrounding community.

CaSIPO News: Limpopo Health Summit

ehospice South Africa

On the 12th and 13th of March, delegates, partners, funders and traditional healers all gathered at the Bolivia Lodge for the Department of Health, Provincial Health Summit in Limpopo, Polokwane.