India – The Hindu
Pathanamthitta, the youngest district in the State, is all set to become the third total palliative care district in Kerala, according to district panchayat president R. Haridas Edathitta.
“We are very pleased to see the editorial written by Dr. Vijay Thawani, Professor of Pharmacology from Uttarakhand. Medical students learn the basics of therapeutics from their pharmacology professors.”
New America Media
Koreans in Los Angeles are changing perceptions of hospice care partly because of the “well-dying” campaign of the Hope Society, which was founded in 2007.
Australia – The Age
Palliative care is, often, a taboo topic. With its connotations of death and dying, it is a subject many people shy away from. But research shows palliative care is also about life – for both patients and their carers.
Canada – National Post
No physician in the country should be forced to play a role in any aspect of assisted dying against their moral or religious beliefs — including referring patients to another doctor willing to help them die, the Canadian Medical Association says.
Radio New Zealand
A visiting Dutch exponent of voluntary euthanasia says the medical professional bodies he has met with are against legalising medically assisted dying.
The Netherlands – The Independent
A dying woman’s wish to see a Rembrandt exhibition has been granted by a Dutch charity.
The three year project that used a model that is concentrated on capacity building of the hospital to integrate palliative care has been successful in influencing the hospital vision, mission and core values, which ascribes to the key aspects of care that palliative care: patient centred care, dignity and improving the quality of life.
Demos are inviting young people with complex disabilities, life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families and practitioners, to feed into a new research project on the needs of these young people and available support in the UK.
ehospice International Children’s edition
RIchard Newton, a Specialist Correspondent with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has committed to run the London Marathon this year to raise funds for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.