World hospice and palliative care news roundup 21 June 2016

Categories: Care.

Kyrgyzstan works out plan for development of palliative care programs in 2016-2020

Kyrgyzstan – 24.kg

A preliminary work plan for the development of palliative care programs in 2016-2020 has been worked out in Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Health Care reported.

The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance

US –The Nation

What do people do when they can’t afford end-of-life care?

British Medical Association Must Not Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide

UK – Life News.com

Tomorrow, 21 June, the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) of the British Medical Association (BMA) will consider two motions on assisted suicide.

Cancer hospital in desperate need of more beds

Nepal – The Himalayan Times

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital received 60 per cent more cancer patients this year compared to the previous year.

Fixing the Pain Problem

US – kdhnews.com

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

How palliative care benefits can provide much-needed support to employees

US – Portland Business Journal

Palliative care is often associated with care at the end of life, but in fact it’s focused on relieving the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis — and whatever the stage of the illness.

“The years working for hospice have been the best years of my life” – Trevor Wiblin

ehospice South Africa

HospiceVisits continue this week with a closer look at Saint Francis Hospice. We managed to have a chat with the CEO Trevor Wiblin, who shared with us his experiences with hospice and before.