World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 29 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

The news isn’t good: doctors, patients, and the confronting conversation about terminal cancer

UK – The Guardian

In the years that we have known each other, she has never asked me an opinion about her brother’s cancer, so when she finally asks if I will talk to him, I can’t help but say yes. I have heard about his trajectory over several months – how he has tried one chemotherapy after another, how he is becoming increasingly fatigued, and worryingly, how much time he has spent in hospital lately, fighting one or the other complication of treatment.

We’re All Going to Die review: Leah Kaminsky puts a positive spin on our demise

Australia – The Sydney Morning Herald

We’re All Going To Die: A Joyful Book about Death

Underdosing of elderly associated with mortality, hospitalization

US –

A Belgium study published July 18 by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found a link between underuse of medications and hospitalization or death among patients 80 and older.

Lessons drawn from International AIDS Conference

Swaziland – Swazi Observer

The period, June to July, has been a busy pace-setting period for the country’s HIV response.

DOH adopts ASAP strategy in addressing HIV-AIDS

Philippines – GOVPH

The health department in Eastern Visayas adopted a quick strategy in combating an increasing communicable disease through an acronym ASAP.

An interview with Sabine Kraft: ICPCN’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees

ehospice International Children’s

An in-depth interview with Sabine Kraft, who recently took over the reins as Chair of the International Board of Trustees of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.

Time to Catch Your Breath

ehospice South Africa

I do not automatically have contact with my patient care colleagues but my role as fundraiser means that I need to form a mental picture of those that our donors are investing in, so that I can explain why I mission after funds on a daily basis.

Death Festival returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ehospice UK

Robert James Peacock, Director of Death on the Fringe, outlines some of the highlights of this year’s festival.

A review of the original articles in July 2016 edition of JPSM

ehospice USA

Review the list of original articles appearing in the July 2016 edition of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

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