Australia – ABC
A new smartphone app aimed at helping GPs provide palliative care to patients has been created with the help of researchers from Adelaide’s Flinders University.
Israel – Jerusalem Post
A leading Jerusalem oncologist and palliative medicine expert has initiated the development of a tool to help cancer physicians evaluate the most effective anti-cancer medications.
US – SCPR
The decision by the California Medical Association to drop its decades-old opposition to physician-assisted suicide and adopt a neutral position has sparked mixed reactions from palliative care doctors, who work closely with seriously ill and dying patients.
Canada – Northern Life
For the vast majority of physicians who provide palliative medicine services, it is not their primary field of practice, says a new national survey by the Canadian Medical Association.
Malawi – Nyasa Times
Neno District Hospital, in partnership with Partners in Health, has engaged extra gear in its efforts to make sure that people suffering from life-threatening illnesses are well supported and their death is dignified through palliative care.
ehospice International Children’s
Recent research calculates that more than 21 million children would benefit from palliative care but less than 1% of these children are able to access services. At the side event on children’s palliative care during the 68th World Health Assembly, Joan Marston presented on the global need for children’s palliative care.
ehospice South Africa
The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) was privileged to be invited to attend the opening of the new Pharmacy at Goodwood Correctional Facility in Cape Town, South Africa on the 28th May 2015.
HealthCare Chaplaincy honored Richard Payne, M.D. and Larry Vandecreek, D.Min. for outstanding leadership in health care on May 12, 2105.