Uganda – Daily Monitor
The office for the palliative care unit at Arua Hospital is tucked away in a ward dedicated to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Palliative care nurses must go past a lineup of young mothers weighing and measuring their newborns as they head to other wards to visit their patients, many of whom have terminal illnesses.
UK – The Conversation
End-stage renal disease is a devastating illness that happens when the kidneys stop working. It is primarily caused by diabetes and high blood pressure and is on the increase. When the kidneys fail, people have to make a stark choice: take up treatment or a transplant, or die.
Nigeria – Daily Trust
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr.Clement Illoh has called for the empowerment of the elderly in the country to enhance national development.
Times of India
With the Sabarimala season set to begin, the CPM is set to provide facilities for rest and refreshment to pilgrims at Kannur through Initiative for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care.
Malaysia – Borneo Post
The Kuching Life Care Society is still awaiting approval from the State Planning Authority (SPA) on the long-proposed palliative care centre here.
The Taiwan Hospice Organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday in Taipei, as Taiwan has seen improvements in promoting the concept of palliative care.
UK – Huffington Post
If you’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter’s new music video will resonate deeply.
For trauma workers like Jonathan Bartels, a nurse who has worked in emergency care and palliative care, witnessing death over and over again takes a toll. Over time, they can become numb or burned out.
Hospice Care Week is underway, with hospices across the country taking part to raise awareness of the services provided for patients and their families.