UK – Mail Online
End-of-life care in England is heading for a “meltdown”, a leading cancer charity has warned. Many dying patients are not getting proper pain relief, they are not being involved in key decisions about their care and many are unable to die at home, Macmillan Cancer Support said.
UK – Nephrology
Instead of assuming that life prolongation is the single most important goal, patient-centred care helps patients and families realistically balance quality of life, comfort, and the burdens and benefits of treatments
US – WKBW
Geri Mormile’s artwork is as beautiful as she is.
Australia – Palliverse
In line with our #PALLANZ Tweetchat, this month Palliverse takes a special focus on Carers. Glen Davis is husband, advocate, and principal carer for his wife, Carole, now in the final stage of dementia. He also is father to 3 children, and has 5 grandkids.
South Africa – Cape Talk
Last week saw the opening of the Paedspal Palliative Care unit at the Rondebosch Medical Centre, the first of its kind in this province.
ehospice international children’s edition
In an interesting article for the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Dr Pierre Bétrémieux explains some of the important issues and challenges in providing perinatal palliative care.
ehospice América Latina
Más de 600 personas se dieron cita en la ciudad de México para asistir al VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos.
As booking opens for Hospice UK’s annual conference (being held in Liverpool this November) Sarah Russell, head of research and clinical innovation at the charity, outlines four reasons why you should attend this major event and consider submitting an abstract.