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