The Lancet editorial notes: “It is a pity that HRW did not identify health as a core element in its analysis, not only as part of a comprehensive package of human rights protections but also as a necessary component of resilient human security.”
China has asked the international control system to bring in international scheduling of ketamine, which would decrease its availability all over the world and the net result would be an increase in the pain burden. In such discussions, we always forget the principle of balance – ensuring access for pain relief, while preventing abuse and diversion.
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter
The project investigated why opioid medicines for moderate to severe pain and for the treatment of opioid dependence are not used adequately in 12 European countries, and developed tailor-made solutions for improved access to opioid medicines in these countries.
Australian Ageing Agenda
Aged care facilities across Australia will receive Commonwealth funding to form collaborative links with palliative care services to cater for older people from diverse situations including those who are homeless or live in remote areas.
UK – Royal College of Physicians
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou from Princess Alice Hospice was one of a number of experts interviewed for this article on palliative medicine and the work of palliative physicians.
Canada – The Globe and Mail
No matter what the Supreme Court of Canada decides in Friday’s expected ruling on physician-assisted death, one thing won’t change: We need better palliative care for the dying and their grieving families.
The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is pleased to award their third annual Award of Excellence in Advocacy to the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C.
ehospice Internatioal children’s edition
A helpful blog written for Pallimed by Allie Shukraft, a paediatric palliative care social worker, looks at how her team works to build a relationship of trust with patients and their families in an inpatient setting.