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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK – The Independent
A palliative care nurse has revealed the most common regrets from her patients.
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.
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, 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?
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.