Uganda – Take Part
With medical care sorely lacking in the African nation, some are working to ease suffering.
UK – The Independent
The pioneering project aims to enhance palliative care for the patients, but also to bring ideas and discussion about a difficult subject to a wider audience. Lauren Razavi considers the remodelling of mortality.
US – CNN
There comes a time for every person when his or her identity is gone, and the quality of life should be valued more than the mere presence of it.
UK – The Scotsman
The number of survivors is increasing, writes Janice Preston, and they need help with every aspect of life.
Canada – DurhamRegion.com
Those last hours with dad are still etched in my heart. In Room 217 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, my family was around dad’s bedside singing the songs he loved. I saw with my eyes and experienced with my heart how music companioned dad in his final transition. It was a gift, wrapped with the ribbon of comfort and release.
UK – Nursing Times
This isn’t a rhetorical question, Ann Lee, CEO of St Maragret’s hospice, is looking to put ideas into action. Here’s how you can get involved.
India – New Zealand Doctor Blog
Whanganui GP Marion Taylor finds the bliss of pure relaxation and the adrenaline rush of pure terror, in southern India.
Robert Standfield is head of education at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Here he tells us about his typical day at work.
This year, The Joint Commission will offer a new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) certification program for accredited home care organizations that provide palliative care services. The add-on certification will be implemented July 1, 2016.