A regional association set up to provide support to cancer and palliative care patients in the Algarve has highlighted the need for such a service in the region, and spoke about the struggles that patients and the association face, ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
Spain – Global Cancer Control
The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and the Spanish Palliative Care Society (SECPAL) are marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day by inviting nearly eighty organisations to commit to improve patient’s care at the end of life.
Santiago Corrêa is the founder of ‘Estar ao Seu Lado,’ a project to promote palliative care in primary care. Here, he explains how they helped to mount a public awareness campaign in Brazil.
Death is a taboo topic in Singapore. Changing the way our society views death and dying will play a part in advancing understanding and acceptance of palliative care as a way to “add life to days, whether or not days can be added to life.”
The government has now asked each state to identity 50-100 public buildings in big cities to be made easily accessible for the differently-abled persons under the ‘Accessible India Campaign’.
US – New York Times
Before I was an intern standing in the middle of the night over a pale, motionless woman about to certify her death, I had a very different vision of what a person’s final moment would be like, writes Haider Javed Warraich.
UK – Daily Mail
Doctors and nurses are ‘walking past’ dying patients because they don’t know how to ease their suffering, experts admitted yesterday.
Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), the umbrella body of palliative care services in Kenya, supported Nairobi Hospice to visit prisoners at Kamiti Maximum Prisons.
Organizations will work together to provide enhanced education about end of life care among HBCU academic communities.
People do odd things for hospices. They throw themselves joyfully out of planes, abseil down towers, wheeze unappealingly around half-marathon courses, hacking and spitting their way, red-faced over the finish line.