US – Palliverse
A thoughtful article regarding our modern attitudes to dying by Dr Craig Bowron, an internist (i.e. physician in internal medicine for us Down Under, or general medicine consultant).
Europe – EAPC Blog
Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-Chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, introduce an exciting new project where hospice volunteers will tell their stories.
Europe – EAPC Blog
In October 2015, the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO EMRO) organised the third ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop about palliative care. As a special adviser to the WHO EMRO, Professor Sheila Payne met leaders in palliative care from the region and invited them to contribute to this special series on palliative care in North Africa and the Middle East.
Australia – Croakey
The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was a rare opportunity for Elders and Indigenous delegates from across the globe to share diverse experiences of cancer, as well as their work in research, policy, practice and communities.
India – The Times of India
A cancer help desk and a cancer helpline from the field of oncology and palliative care offers voluntary services to cancer patients, who need an honest second opinion on cancer treatment.
Nepal – Binaytara Foundation
In collaboration with Cancer Care Nepal, the Binaytara Foundation (BTF) has established a home hospice program in Patan, Nepal. The goal of this BTF home hospice program is to provide peace, comfort, and dignity to patients with terminal illnesses by allowing them to spend last few months of their lives among their loved ones, free of pain and discomfort.
ehospice international children’s edition
It’s estimated that tragically more than 3,840 children in Ireland are currently living with a life-limiting condition and that on average 1,873 children currently have active palliative care requirements a major conference due to take place at Farmleigh will hear.
Macmillan Cancer Support is today warning that the NHS and social services will not be able to cope with an increase in the number of people dying from cancer.
For his leadership in the field and his dedication to advancing hospice and palliative care, J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, was awarded the Galen Miller Leadership Award at the opening plenary of NHPCO’s 31st Annual Management and Leadership Conference.