5 Myths About Hospice Care
US – Scripps
Tim Corbin, MD, medical director for the Scripps Hospice Program, demystifies some of the most common misconceptions about hospice care.
Dr Olga Usenko, Russian palliative care professional affiliated with the Eastern and Central Europe Palliative Care Task Force and currently Clinical Documentation Specialist, Florida Hospitals, USA, gives her reaction to winning the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) Palliative Care Policy Development Award 2014.
UAE – The National
In Abu Dhabi, doctors have called for better care to relieve and prevent the suffering of the chronically ill.
New Zealand – Hospice Waikato
Read about the Hospice Waikato Rural Outreach service is for people with palliative care needs who live outside of the Cambridge-Hamilton-Ngaruawahia area of the Waikato region.
On May 23, the World Health Organization passed its first ever stand-alone palliative care resolution. It calls on all member states to integrate palliative care and pain relief into their national health systems.
US – Columbia University School of Continuing Education
Dr Craig Blinderman, director of Adult Palliative Care Services and co-director of the Center for Supportive Care and Clinical Ethics, teaches in the Masters of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, speaks about palliative care, ethics, and how pain management can sometimes save a patient’s life.
Ketamine Offers Opioid-Sparing in Pediatric Patients
US – Pain Medicine News
Anaesthesiologists looking to reduce the consumption of morphine after scoliosis surgery in paediatric patients may want to consider ketamine, Japanese researchers have found.
ehospice international children’s edition
The Fondazione Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Onlus has announced an extension on the deadlines for their 2nd Paediatric Palliative Care Congress that will take place in Rome this November.