World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

First anniversary

Cyprus – In Cyprus

This month marks the first anniversary of the establishment of a palliative care facility in Paphos which was more than a decade in the making.

Dehradun opens first palliative care centre for cancer patients

India – The Times of India

The opening of the first day care palliative cancer centre in the city has come as a relief for cancer patients. Governor KK Paul inaugurated the centre at Shastri Nagar on Haridwar Road here on Saturday. The centre is a joint initiative of the Himalayan University and Rotary Club.

Study examines quality of end life care for patients with different illnesses

US – Medical Xpress

Families reported better quality of end-of-life care for patients with cancer or dementia than for patients with end-stage renal disease, cardiopulmonary failure or frailty because patients with cancer or dementia had higher rates of palliative care consultations and do-not-resuscitate orders and fewer died in hospital intensive care units, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

The new philanthropists in town: Pioneers in eldercare, pre-school education

Singapore – The Straits Times

Advances in care for the elderly and in pre-school education in Singapore owe much to two charitable foundations whose work and research caught the eye of the authorities and led to changes.

Doctors engage with Traditional Healers to combat childhood cancer in South Africa

ehospice International Children’s

Childhood cancer foundation, CHOC, will train thousands of Traditional Healers to detect early signs of cancer in children and refer them to medical doctors.

6 days to nominate an APCA board member!

ehospice Africa

As of 15th August 2016, five posts are falling vacant on the APCA board, which opens an opportunity for new nominees to be selected.

Driving debate on advance care planning

ehospice Ireland

A new report to drive debate on advance planning for end-of-life has been published by the Irish Hospice Foundation. The 56 page paper explores contemporary developments concerning the concept and practice of advance planning.