Venezuela – Al Jazeera
The story of a Venezuelan man’s fight against cancer in a country lacking some of the most basic medical supplies.
India – End of Life Studies blog
In our study we are investigating the transfer and translation of a range of end of life interventions, across cultures and settings. One of these is the Neighbourhood Networks in Palliative Care (NNPC), which first began in Kerala, South India.
UK – Nursing in Practice
Only 10.5% of nurses surveyed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that they were always able to deliver the right level of care to patients.
UK – Yahoo News
A major reorganisation of care services is needed to cope with soaring numbers of cancer survivors, experts have said. By 2030, the number of people living with cancer in the UK is predicted to double from two million to four million.
US – Benzinga
Cambia Health Foundation is investing nearly $800,000 to develop an innovative online curriculum to integrate palliative care in undergraduate nursing education across the nation.
UK – The Bolton News
Another 88 patients are to benefit from care as Bolton Hospice opens four new rooms. The hospice opened the en suite inpatient bedrooms in response to a growing demand on its specialist services.
US – Buffalo Business First
Hospice Buffalo expects to see a $1 million loss in revenue after closing its downtown residence unit and converting 10 beds into inpatient beds at its Cheektowaga campus.
Australia – Daily Telegraph
Justine Betteridge of Pymble has survived the tragedy of losing a child to a rare disease, not once, but twice. For the past seven years, the 49-year-old mother-of-five has been surrounded by death.
Covenant Care, based in Pensacola, Florida, is pleased to announce its new Senior Vice President and chief growth officer, Ron Fried.
The importance of advance care planning in delivering compassionate and personalised end of life care was the focus of the Bi-Annual National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) conference, held in London last week.
Advance care planning has become established as an important means of improving the quality of end of life care for patients in all healthcare settings.