Philippines – The Manila Times
The death of American chemist and Nobel laureate Richard Heck almost a month ago just goes to show that in the Philippines, not even a Nobel Prize can guarantee proper healthcare or a decent death.
Thailand – Bangkok Post
Dr Mano Laohavanich’s foundation highlights how words of comfort and compassion are the potent medicine often overlooked by today’s medical profession
Hospice Africa Uganda defines palliative care as a specialty that looks after life limiting diseases with the purpose of improving their quality of life.
Onkar Sahota, chair of the London Assembly health committee, writes: The UK is billed as being the best place in the world to die, but the picture in the capital is far less rosy than national statistics suggest.
USA – Reuters
Families may spend almost twice as much caring for dementia patients at the end of life than they might if their loved one suffered from a different disease, a U.S. study suggests.
ehospice International Children’s edition
Dr Emily Chang, a paediatrician with the Starship Paediatric Palliative Care Team, reports on the launch of the Clinical Guidelines for End of Life care for babies, children and young people in New Zealand. This great new resource is available to anyone and provides practical ‘on the ground’ advice.
ehospice Interntional Children’s edition
Beatrice Mang’anda; Team Leader for Umodzi Children’s Palliative Care Unit in Malawi looks at the important role of play for children who are sick.
Palliative care approach encouraged in both community and healthcare settings as part of Palliative Care Week 2015.
A year after the release of a landmark report on death and dying in America, a new state-based report finds that California is making strides to create a more supportive environment for people facing serious illness.