US – GeriPal
Hospice has taken some tough blows in the last few years. Funding cuts, a reporter at the Washington Post seemingly on a mission to discredit hospice (Washington Post has recently balanced this with some nice reporting, such as this story by Brigham primary care resident Ravi Parikh).
Canada – CMAJ
Background: Early palliative care is increasingly recommended but seldom practised. We sought to examine perceptions of palliative care among patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers.
US – intima
“Did you bring the pig?” Jill smiled and gently whispered. I arrived for my hospice home visit, worried what state of distress I would find Jill, my patient or her family…they asked that I come urgently.
Iran – Human Rights Watch
Iranian authorities should immediately ensure that Omid Kokabee, an Iranian physicist imprisoned on national security charges, has access to adequate medical care for his life-threatening cancer. Kokabee was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2012, and the sentence was confirmed even after the Supreme Court ruled that the charges were “mistaken.”
India – ETHealthworld.com
Dr Jitendra Kumar Singh, Vice President, IMA, India, talks to ETHealthworld about the cancer scenario and ways to create better treatment facility in Bihar.
Over 200 health professionals are expected to attend a conference on palliative and end of life care in Limerick next week.
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.
Earlier this week, at Hospice UK’s annual retail conference, awards were presented to Sue Bekhet, dedicated area retail manager at Nottinghamshire Hospice, and an innovative partnership between Jospice’s retail arm and an independent white goods company.