Times of India
Around three-fourths of the world’s population have no access to any pain-relieving drugs according to a report.
Australia – Sydney Morning Herald
A new report from Western Sydney University has found that people are really only able to die at home if the community pulls together to help them achieve their wish.
US – Vox
It wasn’t until just before graduation that we talked about what to do when a patient is dying. A single three-hour seminar with a group of specialists from the palliative care service; at least it was mandatory, writes Shoshana Ungerleider.
US – The Guardian
When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos.
A new national research project will measure whether geriatricians can increase rates of advance care planning among people with dementia, soon after their diagnosis.
Palliative care-related hospitalisations have increased by more than 50% in the past decade, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s most recent national data on deaths, released today.
Clinical and non-clinical staff at Rennie Grove Hospice Care are set to benefit from a new learning agreement with the Royal College of Nursing to promote learning in the workplace. Jo Oates, head of professional development and quality assurance at Rennie Grove, tells us more.
Today the London Assembly is hearing evidence about the provision of end of life care in the city, and is also welcoming submissions on the subject from organisations and individuals until 6 November.
ehospice South Africa
Sanesha Naicker, a doctoral researcher from South Africa, was named as a finalist at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards in London last month.