US – Stanford Medicine News Centre
Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for The New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness.
The APHPCN Council is pleased to invite member organizations wishing to host the 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2019 to send in their application to the APHPCN Secretariat.
Summary of a talk by Ng Shi Hui entitled: ‘Perspectives of the Elderly on Spirituality – A Qualitative Survey on Admitted Elderly’.
US – University of Kentucky News
University of Kentucky Health Care pediatrician Dr Lindsay B. Ragsdale was recently elected as chair of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
US – The Conversation
Music therapy has grown from relative obscurity to a practice that is becoming fairly mainstream, largely due to the advocacy of colleagues in the field, along with media coverage of the burgeoning profession.
Euthanasia is legal only in three countries in the world, all of them EU Member States: the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. However, the reality is much more complicated, with passive euthanasia and assisted suicide being legal (or at least tacitly permitted) in several European countries.
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Sikhula Sonke gives a boost to Early Childhood Development with its Mobile Library Programme.
Palliative care and hospice care can play a significant role in addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual distress during advanced dementia.