World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 5 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Anesthesiologists urged to manage pain in palliative care

US – Pain Medicine News

Perry Fine, MD, believes anesthesiologists should play a role in the delivery of palliative care.

Providing palliative care in Pakistan – the difficulties

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network

In 2005 the administrative council of St. Elizabeth Hospital began discussing the need for and the possibility of commencing home-based palliative care for the terminally ill at Hyderabad, a city of 4,000,000 in the south-east of Pakistan.

Cancer set to become treatable: expert

India – The Hindu

Advances in gene therapy and the deepening understanding of cancer will see the oft-fatal disease becoming treatable in two decades, said cancer researcher Inder M. Verma.

When wives take ill, divorce could be on horizon: study

Yahoo! News

Marriages are more likely to end in divorce if the wife takes seriously ill, a US study has found.

Grief in Cameroon society – a new ICPCN blog post

ehospice International children’s edition

In the latest ICPCN blog, nurse and Communication Officer for the International Society for Nurses in Cancer Care in Caneroon looks at the consequences of unexpressed grief in the society in which he lives.

Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world

ehospice International children’s edition

A new mobile phone app has been developed in order to identify premature babies in the developing world in order to identify those who may need more urgent medical care.

Self-care: how good are we at actually doing it?

ehospice Canada

Palliative care appears to be an area of practice where providers are particularly vulnerable to caregiver fatigue.

Survey highlights top concerns around caring for someone who is terminally ill

ehospice UK

Management of a loved one’s pain, not having access to 24/7 care and strains on finances have been identified as the top three concerns people have around looking after a family member or friend with a terminal illness.

Become a fundraiser for hospice today

ehospice USA

You can make a difference for people facing life-limiting illnesses by turning your passion into a fundraising opportunity to support hospice.

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