World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 21 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Quality of life to the end of life: A gerontechnology tour

US – Med City News

End of life is not a subject that most of us want to think about until we absolutely must face it head on. It is an area, that even as an entrepreneur in gerontechnology, I avoided until recently.

In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

US – Open Society Foundations

My brother Harun loved to smile. He lived his life a happy man, right up until his final two weeks, when the excruciating pain of late-stage leukemia overtook him. In the end, so acute was his agony that it prevented him from even touching his children. His smile vanished in those last days; now, to remember it, I need to look at a photograph.

Call for ‘major improvements’ in UAE’s care of the dying

UAE – The National

Care of the terminally ill is being hampered by out-of-date laws on resuscitation and misplaced fears over opiate addiction.

The dawn of mentorship

ehospice Kenya

Thika level 5 Hospital has an established Palliative Care Unit and have identified Gatundu and Kiambu County Referral Hospital as their mentorship sites with the goal of assisting them set up Palliative Care services.

Adhering to ART prolongs life!

ehospice South Africa

Strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is key to sustained HIV suppression, reduced risk of drug resistance, improved overall health, quality of life, and survival as well as decreased risk of HIV transmission. We continue our Journey at Chatsworth Hospice and meet a patient who is a living example of the importance of adhering to ART.

Program for the love of pets

ehospice USA

The Pet Peace of Mind program provided vital care to Sharon’s beloved Yorkshire Terriers, Shelby and Yogi, while she was under the care of Suncoast Hospice in Florida.

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