Australia – ABC
The Palliative Care Council of SA says terminally ill patients in the south east deserve better following Country Health SA’s announcement they will cut palliative care positions in the region.
India – The Hindu
The second State conference of Kerala Panchayat Palliative Nurses’ Association began with M. Rajan, the patron of the association, hoisting the flag in Kozhikode on Friday.
US – Los Angeles Times
There are 14 million cancer survivors in the US and as treatments improve and more people are diagnosed at earlier stages, cancer survivors are living longer, prompting a paradigm shift from merely living to living well.
Dr Sabine Best, Head of Research at Marie Curie, explains the background to a longer article published in the May/June edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care.
Canada – Cambridge Times
People continue to die while waiting for support or beds in residential hospice and palliative care to open up.
Pacific Coast Business Times
Some hospices are profiting by targeting patients with diseases like Alzheimer’s, who live longer, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. As for-profit hospices’ profit margins grow, so has their popularity with investors.
On Sept. 19, 2013, after a needle probed her wonky muscles, Carol Skinner was given the test results straight away: Her life was ending, soonish and cruelly.
As part of Men’s Health Week, we look at how one hospice set up a support group especially for men with a terminal illnesses.
In a study published in the current edition of “Health Affairs,” researchers report that patients were 27 percent more likely to enrol in hospice care if their doctor was in the top 10 percent of doctors using hospice care compared to patients whose doctors were in the bottom 10 percent.