World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 5 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Lack of research keeps end-of-life care in status quo

US – Abomus

Randomized controlled trials often are considered the gold standard of research studies that help guide the medical care of patients across the world. However, in hospices, randomized controlled trials are difficult to conduct since patients are so close to the end of their lives, causing a gap in research that could improve the quality of hospice care overall.

Morocco: Thousands Face Needless Suffering at End of Life

Morocco – Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Morocco needlessly suffer from debilitating pain and other symptoms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today to coincide with World Cancer Day.

End-Of-Life Care For Cancer Patients Can Help Bring More Value To Life

Canada – Huffington Post

Today, on World Cancer Day, the goal is to raise awareness of the disease in order to hopefully prevent as many cases as possible in the future.

Cancer remains a major public health threat in Pakistan

Pakistan – The News International

 In last 25 years, Pakistan has witnessed a significant increase in number of cases of various kinds of cancers and the threat claimed not less than 100,000 lives in 2015.

Medical Schools Boost Pain Management Education

US – MedPage Today

Congress and health officials have criticized medical schools for failing to teach doctors about pain management, but medical schools and residency programs are moving quickly to address the issue.

Thousands of Kyrgyz citizens need palliative care – Minister

Kyrgyzstan – AKI Press

 Thousands of Kyrgyz citizens need palliative care, Health Minister Talantbek Batyraliyev said at the plenary session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan on February 4 during consideration of a bill on palliative care.

The most common regrets of the dying, according to a palliative care nurse

UK – The Independent

A palliative care nurse has revealed the most common regrets from her patients.

‘We cherish our every moment with Elliott … thank you does not seem enough’

UK – The Evening Standard

A family’s message shows how your donations are helping Great Ormond Street Hospital care for ill children and their parents, writes Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev.

End-Of-Life Care For Cancer Patients Can Help Bring More Value To Life

ehospice Canada

On World Cancer Day, the goal is to raise awareness of the disease in order to hopefully prevent as many cases as possible in the future.

World Cancer Day celebration

ehospice Kenya

Cancer, just like any other disease, however way you want to look at it, is in no way something worth celebrating…we can all agree on that. Why then would we be having this annual celebration?

Next Twitter #hpm journal club: 10 February 2016

ehospice UK

Febuary’s #hpmjc journal club will be discussing research by Katherine Sleeman et al, published in Palliative Medicine, on the changing demographics of inpatient hospice death.