National News Bureau of Thailand
The Ministry of Public Health has raised the Priest Hospital as a regional example for palliative care during a meeting with ASEAN delegates.
US – HemOncToday
More than two-thirds of adolescent and young adult patients with advanced cancer receive at least one form of medically intensive care at the end of life, according to study results.
US – Forbes
Care near the end of life or for life-threatening illnesses is often highly valued by patients but fares poorly with past and recent valuation frameworks constructed by buyers of such care. This has recently become the source of much debate in cancer care, where treatments for metastatic disease may offer limited survival benefits at high costs
Singapore – The Guardian
The tiny city-state has dug up hundreds of thousands of graves to pave the way for roads, houses and shopping centres. As Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, conservationists argue heritage need not be sacrificed to progress
UK – End of life studies blog
Death is life-affirming, if only because it makes the world uncompromisingly and sometimes intimidatingly finite. And perhaps the best way to talk and ruminate about death is not alone, but with others: to look at that cemetery straight on and acknowledge it. Together. Over tea and cake.
UK – Sky News
The opening night of a controversial show by a euthanasia advocate has gone ahead at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, despite intervention from the police and the authorities.
A research survey that began by looking into the wellbeing of family carers of people with dementia has emerged as the catalyst for a far more complex investigation, which in turn highlights an issue broader than dementia care alone.
In January this year, Brisbane’s Footprints organisation received a Linkages grant as part of the Australian Government’s Decision Assist program.
A group of business professionals in central Newfoundland are working together to open what would be the province’s first palliative care home. VOCM’s Renell LeGrow explains.
Television and radio presenter Claire Byrne has appealed to people to get involved in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning and enjoy a Bewley’s coffee to raise vital funds for hospice services across the country.
“Home & Family” a daytime television talk-show on the Hallmark Channel recently did a very well received segment on hospice care.
Do you know how many patients in Kenya live with and die from advanced cancer and other incurable conditions? Many!