MPs in the UK have published a report on disability and development, calling on DfID to “step up its work on disability.” Dr Zipporah Ali, Executive Director of KEHPCA, provided evidence during the consultation process.
US- The Oncology Report
Outpatient palliative care consultations are associated with decreased symptom burden in women with gynecologic malignancies, but American Society of Clinical Oncology recommendations for referral are often ignored, according to retrospective data and a review of patient records.
New York Times blog
“We physicians need to relearn the ancient art of dying. When planned for, death can be a peaceful, even transcendent experience,” writes American physician Jessica Nutik Zitter.
Pain Policy blog
Dr Jim Cleary writes a blog post about the global palliative care community’s use of social media, particularly Twitter.
James Salwitz asks what American’s “dysfunctional” healthcare system can learn from the structure and concepts of palliative and end of life care.
ehospice South Africa
Local traditional healers are set to work closely with hospice in the uMgungundlovu District.
Naivasha District Hospital has received morphine, tools and reading materials from Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), alongside furniture courtesy of funds from Hospice Care Kenya (HCK) to equip their unit.
Almost six in 10 voters in 26 key ridings across Canada say they would support another party if their current political brand fails to make seniors care a priority in the next federal election, according to a new poll.