World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Ageing population blamed for 80 per cent increase in palliative care spending

Australia – ABC News

Spending on specialist medicine services for palliative care has increased by nearly 80 per cent over the past five years, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

No palliative care specialists in Sarawak

Indonesia – Borneo Post Online

Sarawak has no doctors specialising in palliative care at present.

Bhismotsav 2016, featuring Naseeruddin Shah, raises funds for palliative care

India –

CanSupport, a pioneer in the field of palliative care in India, staged five short plays written by Bhisham Sahni, acclaimed Hindi playwright and fiction writer at the NCUI Auditorium & Convention Centre, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi recently.

Aid-in-Dying Option Heightens Awareness and Provokes Discussion

US – Huffpost Healthy Living

I hoped that my feisty patient who prevailed over brain cancer would be spared another terminal diagnosis, but after two years in remission her mammogram showed breast cancer. She agreed to surgery, but declined further chemotherapy. When the time comes, she asked, would I help her end her life?

Scientists able to print 3D brain tumours for the first time

Scotland – STV News

The breakthrough will allow treatments for brain tumours to be tested in a new way.

No Strength Without Unity

ehospice South Africa

Today we continue our #Hospicevisits and meet a patient who believes her strength comes from people who are unified and show compassion.

St Joseph’s Hospice appoints new chief executive

ehospice UK

Nigel Harding has been appointed chief executive at St Joseph’s Hospice in east London, after Michael Kerin stepped down from the role earlier this year.

Kal Mistry honored

ehospice USA

VITAS Executive Kal Mistry named among influential business women By South Florida Business Journal.

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