US – Forbes
With many in the community supporting the idea of palliative care being an essential part of critical care, the integration of end-of-life support with curative and life-sustaining intervention is more crucial than ever.
US – Pharmacy Times
Palliative care has traditionally played only a limited role in treating patients with heart failure, but at the suggestion of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association, its role has been on the rise.
Dr Marieke Groot, Senior Researcher/Assistant Professor, Radboud University Medical Center, expertise center for palliative care, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, writes about the patient study, part of the EU-funded project INSUP-C, that she is directing.
UK – Marie Curie blog
Baroness Ilora Finlay’s Access to Palliative Care Bill will receive its second reading in the House of Lords this Friday (23 October). This means that members of the House of Lords will have the opportunity to have a general debate about this Bill and the issues it raises.
A leading palliative care expert will be among the key advisors to new Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRTs), designed to assist with symptom management in aged care residents with dementia who exhibit severe behaviour.
It is funny how many people turned up to vote for the constitution yet if asked to quote an article or give reference to it nobody would raise their hands to do so. This is the ignorance that is around Kenya and moreover the ignorance in Palliative Care where people are denied their rights while others face oppression, their rights not being respected.
A report published by Breast Cancer Care makes a series of recommendations that would look to ensure more people with secondary breast cancer are able to access palliative care services.
ehospice South Africa
Zululand Hospice House receives a miracle makeover thanks to local sponsors.
This story was written by Jayson Stone and was inspired by the work of his wife, Becky, a hospice nurse.