Thailand – Bangkok Post
End of life care becomes more important in an ageing society as families are torn between tradition and modern medical practices.
Ireland/Kenya – Limerick Leader
A Limerick doctor is preparing to work in the slums of Kenya, where he will look after people receiving palliative care and patients with HIV.
Canada – Toronto Star
The Harper government has set up an external panel to conduct public consultations and propose legislative options for dealing with the politically explosive issue of doctor-assisted dying.
UK – Oxford Mail
Hospices caring for terminally ill people in the county are being forced to up their fundraising efforts to balance the books in the wake of authority cuts.
US – Huffington Post
On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives.
Swaziland – Swazi Observer
The once vibrant home-based care provider and only hospice in the country, Swaziland Hospice at Home, is literally on its knees, and workers have been turned into beggars of the worst kind as they try out-riding the storm that has seen them working without salaries for the last three months.
Canada – Kingston Whig-Standard
Hospice Kingston and Providence Care announced Friday an extension of their partnership, with the goal of opening Kingston’s first residential hospice by October 2017.
UK – Open Democracy
Loss and grief can nurture compassion, joy and connection, creating a revolution in the way we care for others, writes Samantha Wood McCourt.
ehospice International Children’s
The South African cricket team recently gave 67 minutes of service in honour of Mandela Day to children with life-threatening conditions in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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Earlier this month a new publication on how hospices can develop a rehabilitative approach to palliative care was launched at a one-day conference. Jean Hindmarch, projects director at Hospice UK, reports on the event for ehospice.