Strengthening our understanding of ‘Access to Opioid Medication in Europe’ (ATOME): Highlights of results and achievements
Article by Eugenia Larjow, sociologist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany on behalf of the ATOME Consortium.
IAHPC Newsletter, January 2015
Sue Krauter, a US hospice physician, reports on the 2014 conference and workshop in Barbados, where she took an active role.
The New Indian Express
The students of KMEA Engineering College have set up an organised unit to take care of the terminally ill patients.
US – Vox
“Recently, the most interesting stories in healthcare have been about death: the situations where all the hospitals, doctors, and drugs in the world cannot halt the inevitable.”
US – McKnight’s
“Palliative care should be the standard of practice for all elderly patients with complex illness in nursing homes,” writes Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
US – Politico
The government has spent billions helping doctors and hospitals digitize patients’ lives, but there are still many holes in the electronic records including a big one: We can’t list end of life wishes.
The Irish Times
“It has been suggested we should ‘stop wasting billions to cure cancer’ because terminal cancer is the best way to die.”
Interview with Dr Eric Kodish, a paediatric oncologist, on giving minors control over their medical fates.
Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke teams up with terminally ill UK comedian Mel Moon for Edinburgh comedy debut
The Darwin-based 67-year-old will take to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, teaming up with UK comedian Mel Moon, who has been diagnosed with a tumour, for a show tentatively titled Dying Laughing.
International development specialist Morris Marah, recently back from Sierra Leone where he was advising the government on how to cope with the ebola crisis, says while funding is vital, they also need knowledge, training and expertise.
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives, was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. ehospice caught up with her to ask about the Honour, the work of the national charity and what challenges she sees for the sector in the coming year.
ehospice South Africa
Having a special needs child is “special” to say the least. Whilst the child deals with whatever challenges he or she may have, their parents have huge challenges to ensure that the child receives the best possible treatment during their life-threatened or life-limited existence.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating the possible prevention of severe gut problems for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.
In rural Humboldt County, in the far northern reaches of California, Dr. Michael Fratkin is essentially the only doctor in a 120-mile stretch who does what he does.