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).
Indonesia – Borneo Post Online
Sarawak has no doctors specialising in palliative care at present.
India – Can-India.com
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.
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?
Scotland – STV News
The breakthrough will allow treatments for brain tumours to be tested in a new way.
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.
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.
VITAS Executive Kal Mistry named among influential business women By South Florida Business Journal.