Prof Anne Merriman, founder of Hospice Africa Uganda, talks to ecancertv about palliative care in Uganda and the importance of getting cheap and effective pain control to more Africans.
The 2014 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics will be presented to Dr Susan Tolle, who has pioneered efforts to improve communication between healthcare providers and patients regarding end of life care.
Australia – The Guardian
The suspension of Philip Nitschke’s medical registration has prompted an increase in people joining the pro-euthanasia organisation Exit International and boosted sales of his controversial book, he said on Tuesday.
US – Reuters Health
People in hospice are less likely to die in a hospital or nursing home, and less likely to get costly and intensive care, than terminally ill patients who don’t opt for hospice care, according to a new study.
Australia – Medical Xpress
A University of Queensland study has found nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.
US – The Conversation
In the last six months Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan and Arizona have passed “right to try” laws that allow terminally ill patients to access treatments that have only passed FDA Phase I clinical trials.
Sierra Leone will make a one-off payment of $5,000 to the family of any health worker who dies as a result of treating an Ebola patient, authorities said on Tuesday, as a sixth doctor in the country tested positive for the virus.
A Malian nurse has died of Ebola, the second confirmed death from the disease in the country.
Nurses have a unique insight into when patients are ready to move from life-prolonging treatment to palliative care. However, a recent University of Queensland study highlights nurses’ inability to make the decision on when to move a patient from active treatment to palliative care.
ehospice International children’s edition
Nomination for the International Journal of Palliative Nursing awards close on 14 November.
The revised edition of ‘Planning for your future care’ aims to be an easy-to-read introduction to advance care planning.
A couple married almost seven decades was honoured for serving the country during World War II during a special recognition ceremony.