India – The Hindu
Retired British physician Robert Twycross’s contribution to palliative care and its recognition as an accepted field of modern medicine have been tremendous. As head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care and Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine at Oxford University, he has envisioned palliative care as a solace that extends beyond end-stage cancer patients to those with other serious ailments.
Australia – The Age
The experiences of countless patients and families should be the inspiration for continuing to improve palliative care, for general introduction of advanced care plans and not for euthanasia with its openness to misuse.
UK – Daily Herald
Ivey, a Holladay resident, has been caregiving for Ben, her husband who has Alzheimer’s, for 11 years. She said she has decided to put a positive spin on the constant, repetitive questioning that had become very normal in her life.
US – The Washington Post
The blessings and curses of families are not limited to holiday gatherings, graduations, weddings and funerals. They also exist at the transition of the matriarch or patriarch from life to death.
ehospice South Africa
The Highway Hospice’s Tree of Light ceremony is a wonderful way to remember loved ones who have passed on.
Chris Pointon – co-founder of the successful #hellomynameiscampaign – gave an inspirational and very moving address on the second day of Hospice UK’s annual conference 2016 which received a standing ovation from delegates.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC), a Quality Insights company, a 15-month grant to support the development of evidence-based best practices for delivering person-centered palliative care to patients with chronic kidney disease.
Mark D.Mwesiga writes about the The Palliative Care Association of Uganda’s innovative strategies to commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day as best practice for other World Day commemorations.