India – The Better India
Sheeba Ameer saw her daughter suffering through the pain of cancer and eventually losing her life to the dreaded disease. This grieving mother is now providing affordable cancer care to other patients through her organization, Solace.
US – Next Avenue
When Dr. Christopher Kerr was a young physician, he visited a patient he calls Tom, who was very ill. Outside the room, Kerr told a nurse they could try antibiotics — that Tom had more time.
US – Philly.com
Junior has only a few months to live, but the spunky 8-year-old tuxedo cat will die at home, surrounded by his humans and his favourite blankets, bowls and catnip toys.
UK – NHS England
September 2015 saw the publication of the national policy document “Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action”.
Dr Alan Baron is chief executive at Wigan & Leigh Hospice and is the representative for north west England on Hospice UK’s advisory council. We caught up with Alan to ask how he came to work in the hospice sector and why he was keen to be involved in the advisory council.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations offers some statistics on hospice volunteering in the U.S. to mark National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16).