India – The Hindu
When he is not interviewing a candidate for his company, Vinoth Kumar R., an HR professional, spends his time volunteering.
Indonesia – The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Health Minister Nila Moloek launched on Saturday the new Pasar Minggu Hospital on Jl. TB Simatupang in South Jakarta. During the event, the governor also inducted 150 senior palliative care staff.
Canada – CTV News
Evan Leversage, a terminally ill southern Ontario boy whose wish to see another Christmas prompted his community to stage an early Santa Claus parade was laid to rest Thursday.
UK – The Independent
When Jago, the baby son of Dominic Crossley-Holland, developed a tumour on his spine, he – and his parents – received outstanding care.
US – Los Angeles Times
The enormity of the news didn’t sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I’m sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.
US – Kevin MD
“How much experience do you have with human suffering?” It was a question asked of me at my first medical school admission interview, and it took me by surprise.
Improved screening and detection efforts, combined with decreases in risk factors like smoking, have reduced the incidence and mortality rates from several common types of cancer in many high-income countries. However, many low- and middle-income countries have seen cancer rates rise, partially due to increases in risk factors that are typical of Western countries.
The Decision Assist advisory line will be operating 24-hours a day, every day over the holiday season, supporting health professionals with palliative care advice.
Hooves Across America raises money for National Hospice Foundation with fundraiser that has now gone national.