World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 30 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

How Are We Serving Those Nearing The End Of Their Lives?

Canada – Huffington Post

While our parliaments and our media focus intently on medical assistance in dying, another important end-of-life question needs to be brought to the forefront: How do we build a high-quality palliative care system?

What about me?

Malaysia – Malaymail Online

In a medical ward, Mat, a 59-year-old man with advanced lung cancer sits up in his bed. He has just had a course of radiotherapy for his cancer and is feeling some pain in his chest as well as feeling breathless.

Elder care: Time is of the essence

US – Torrington Telegram

Anyone reading this knows someone who has gone through the life-changing experience of taking care of an aging parent, or possibly a sibling or friend. Terms like elder care, hospice, comfort care and palliative care were generally unheard of until the “Baby Boomer” generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, began pushing the life expectancy numbers in the United States to limits never seen before.

New cancer hospital aims to bring affordable care to region

India – The Times of India

Cancer patients of Central India will not need to travel Mumbai or other metro cities for affordable treatment soon. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will be opening with out patient department ( OPD ) along with two radiation oncology centres at its upcoming 500-bed hospital at Jamtha around October this year.

Performers Use Music to Help People Recuperate From Long-Term Illness

Canada – CJN

It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. But for many with chronic illnesses or disabilities, the best medicine may actually be music.

Male cancer month raises awareness

Cyprus – In Cyprus

It is Male Cancer Month this June and the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) is mounting a campaign to raise awareness in men and offer to some of them a free exam.

Management of children’s pain in the west described as “abysmal”

ehospice International Children’s

“Why aren’t we managing children’s pain?” asks author, Rachel Rabkin Peachman, in a recent piece published in the New York Times.

Little things can add up..

ehospice South Africa

People are always asking us how do you do your job?

Consumer Reports offers five questions to ask your doctor before any test, treatment, or procedure

ehospice USA

Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely campaign is working to education the public on healthcare choices, encouraging all people to be well-informed when making any medical choices for themselves or their loved ones they may be caring for.

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