US – The Guardian
Campaigners fear Trump’s presidency could spell the beginning of the end for USAID, with development funding redirected on to home soil.
UK – The Guardian
As a society we’re not very good at preparing for death. The Catholic church’s updated guide has lessons for those of all faiths and none.
UK – BBC
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.
Canada – SickKids
About 40 per cent of children with cancer receive at least one form of high-intensity end-of-life care treatment according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Indonesia – KBR
Palliative care is practically unheard of in Indonesia. Those living with chronic and terminal illness have very little access to pain management and support that could help make their lives more comfortable.
Canadians call for Palliative Care to be enshrined in Health Act: Lay Panel representing Canadians reach consensus at national conference.
Sometimes grief should be diagnosed as a psychological disorder, according to leading clinical psychologist Dr Susan Delaney.
“That’s tough,” or “that’s so depressing,” are words you may come across when you tell people that you want to be a palliative care nurse.
ehospice South Africa
New year’s resolution repeating every year but do we really get there in the next year? And if not, why not? Thinking back to the times I’ve battled with cancer my “new year’s resolution” every day was: I just like to live a normal life again. Will I ever get there? And if not, why not?
A multi-generational choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 London hospices are taking on the might of X Factor and aiming for this year’s Christmas number one with a cover of “The Living Years,” lead by Paul Carrack, who was also lead vocalist on the original 1991 hit.
This special edition of NHPCO’s Podcast addresses the recent U.S. presidential election results and what might be helpful for members of the end-of-life care community to keep in mind.