UK – The Lancet
Clinicians in the UK faced with difficult decisions about restricting treatment for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions were given an updated framework for practice by the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) last week.
Canada – The Guelph Mercury
It’s a place to discuss the end of life. A place to go with questions that there may not be answers to and a place to confront fears.
Malawi – The Maravi Post
The current study by Palliative Care Association of Malawi (PACAM) has revealed that over 3000 children across the nation are in dire need of palliative care to ease the pain they encounter when nursing long term illness such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.
US – Duluth News Tribune
St. Luke’s Hospital’s 11th Hour volunteer hospice program allows volunteers to stay by patients’ bedsides when friends and family are not able to be there.
US – WXXI News
“I started out in Southern France and ended up in Belgium,” is how Palmer Gaetano describes his army service in World War II. The 92-year old lives in a hospice facility in Spencerport, near his daughter and her family.
The Institute of Medicine has released a new Public Service Announcement emphasizing the importance of having a conversation on end of life care.
Queensland patients and their families now have greater access to palliative care support thanks to an extension of the state’s helpline, PalAssist.
Professor Dr Anne Merriman describes the importance of the Access to Opioid Medications in Europe (ATOME) Project as a model for Africa, as presented at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) side event in Vienna.
Following the death of a friend, Helen Andrews reflects on their different experiences of cancer, and how the local hospice helped her friend achieve a ‘peaceful’ death.