Australia – BMJ Open
Report on a study which aimed to systematically explore hospital-based nurses’ accounts of the transition to palliative care, and the potential role of nurses in facilitating more effective palliative care transitions.
Canada – Impact Ethics
Jocelyn Downie and Georgia Lloyd-Smith dispute the oft-repeated claim that current rates of access to palliative care in Canada are between 16%-30%.
Article on a study which focused on the topic of a terminally ill parent and the challenge facing families of informing children of the parent’s condition and prognosis.
The Times of India
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.
US – MedPage Today
The risks of opioids far outweigh their benefits in chronic pain conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Neurology.
ehospice International children’s edition
The International Trisomy Alliance has just released a free online booklet to help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby after receiving a diagnosis of Trisomy 13 or 18.
A new video which is part of the “Moments of Life” national awareness campaign shows the compassion provided to patients and family caregivers by the hospice team.
UnitingCare Ageing is emerging as a leader in the provision of aged care for the LGBTI community – as well as paving the way for other faith-based groups to follow in their footsteps.