South Africa – News 24
St Luke’s Hospice celebrates Hospice Week in an effort to bring attention to its service for terminally ill patients and their families in the Cape Town area.
South Africa – Yahoo News
A terminally-ill South African man died of natural causes last week, on the same day that a court granted him the right to end his life, a ruling that could pave the way for assisted suicide legislation.
US – Oncology Nurse Advisor
As the number of cancer patients climbs, and as survival times improve among cancer patients, palliative radiotherapy will represent an increasingly important component of radiation oncology procedures.
US – Health Canal
The number of surgeries performed on terminally ill cancer patients has not dropped in recent years, despite more attention to the importance of less invasive care for these patients to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
US – Reuters
Keeping blood sugar under control is an essential part of diabetes care, but for patients in hospice, the goal is to provide the highest quality of life and that may mean less aggressive type 2 diabetes treatment, researchers say.
Canada – CBC News
Traditional burials and cremation are hard on the environment, but urban dwellers could soon have a new option for their bodies when they die – turning them into compost.
Greece – Neos Kosmos
The team behind the Little Stars films is in Athens filming short documentaries to raise awareness of children’s palliative care in Greece.
UK – The Observer
Sir Quentin Blake has completed his latest commission for Great Ormond Street Hospital: a series of illustrations created at the request of a young couple who lost their baby aged just 10 days.
Global Partners in Care presents the 2015 Global Partnership Award to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice of New Jersey and Kawempe Home Care of Uganda.
Dealing with the growing problem of dementia is a major issue facing society as we live longer.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association organizes 13th Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Across Canada
On 3 May 2015, thousands of Canadians of all ages gathered on walking paths, parks, and hiking trails across Canada to celebrate the 13th Annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care.
ehospice International children’s edition
The final day of the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference held in Taipei from 1 – 3 May had a substantial section of the programme dedicated to topics related to children and young adults.