Lukas Radbruch, Coordinator of the ATOME project (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe) reports on the ATOME National Symposium held in Belgrade on 3 October 2013.
Australia- Austrailian Ageing Agenda
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and the World Palliative Care Allaince (WPCA) are using Saturday’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2013 to focus on “dispelling the myths” that are preventing quicker progress being made in achieving universal coverage of services.
US- Huffington Post blog
Describes ways family and friends can connect with a loved one who may be drifting in and out of consciousness, cannot communicate verbally, or otherwise seems beyond reach.
US- Washington Post
A Pennsylvania judge has been asked to dismiss an assisted suicide charge filed against a nurse in her 93-year-old father’s death while on hospice.
Opinion piece by Paul Tait, advanced practice pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Service, on the use of opioids for pain relief.
The Kenya Ministry of Health won the Public Health Policy Award at the recently concluded African Palliative Care Association and Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa conference in Johannesburg.