Singapore – Today Online
62 healthcare professionals who received the Healthcare Humanity Award, which honours healthcare staff who have gone beyond their job scope to help others.
US – PM360
Children over two years of age with advanced cancer experience high physical and psychological symptom distress, resulting mostly from pain, fatigue, drowsiness, and irritability, according to a study published online April 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
UK – Herald Scotland
Hospice care is a rarity for dementia patients. But it is precisely the gentle atmosphere of a hospice with attention to personal needs and a watchful awareness of the need for pain relief that would most benefit sufferers and their families.
China – The Standard
The University of Hong Kong Centre on Behavioral Health interviewed 1,123 people on attitudes toward death, advance directives and end- of-life care preferences, organ and body donations, and funeral/burial arrangements.
Uganda – All Africa
There is limited appreciation of palliative care (providing care to terminally ill persons with severe pain, especially those with HIV/AIDS and cancer) among some health facility managers.
US – WCPO Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati journalism students are partnering with Crossroads Hospice to write life stories, allowing special stories to live on forever.
ehospice International Children’s
Prof Julia Downing was presented with the Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” award in Orlando last week in recognition of her extensive contribution to cancer care internationally.
Gloria Christianson remembers vividly the moment her son Scott passed away.
ehospice South Africa
Non-centre based Early Childhood development (ECD) initiatives such as playgroups have gone a long way to give children access to early learning stimulation that they would otherwise not have had because of various barriers.
Consumer Reports has posted several new Choosing Wisely brochures for patients, both in English and in Spanish, available on the Consumer Reports Health website.