US – NPR
Donald Trump will take office at a pivotal time for the world’s neediest. The world’s wealthy countries have, since 2000, been part of a historic partnership with poor countries to eliminate poverty and roll back diseases.
UK – Nursing Times
Around 80% of hospice care for adults is provided in a range of community settings, with less than a fifth delivered in hospice inpatient units, according to new data analysis.
US – Financial Planning
It’s uncomfortable to think about. Certainly, no one wants to talk about it. And even reading about the topic brings up morbid thoughts. Yet too many clients and their (financial) advisers don’t discuss end-of-life issues.
UK – The Guardian
Patients with advancing dementia experience significant psychiatric and medical comorbidities, which can pose difficult management issues for relatives and attending physicians.
US – Medscape
David Kerr, professor of cancer medicine at the University of Oxford, talks about one of the recent articles published in the Journal of Global Oncology. It comes from a distinguished Indian group that performed a 6-month observational study trying to assess the burden of cancer pain in the patients coming to their cancer centre in Punjab, India.
The room was full to overflowing. This hastily arranged session, held at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna last week, was branded a “late breaker”, and entitled “The results of the US presidential elections and public health in Europe and in the world.”
On Sept 21, 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced plans to invest US$3 billion in a mission to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases” by 2100, part of an earlier promise to donate 99% of their stock in Facebook, a company Zuckerberg founded.
As nurses, doctors, psychologists, midwives, and other health professionals, we are writing to make clear the unacceptable health risks of detention of asylum seekers and refugees, and to call for an end to policies that require detention of asylum seekers and refugees.
After hearing from more than 1,500 Canadians in a national survey and meeting with experts for three days in Ottawa, a citizens’ lay panel has delivered a Consensus Statement, calling for palliative care to be enshrined in the Canada Health Act, woven into the health care system and guaranteed for all Canadians.
The “seven ages of hospice care” and the intriguing relationship between dying, death and modern architecture were among the topics explored during the first day of Hospice UK’s conference 2016.
On November 15, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new communication and analysis on the interface of Part D and hospice.