“The manner of Nelson Mandela’s prolonged death was an affront. I have spent my life working for dignity for the living. Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying,” writes Desmond Tutu.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind and will now support the right of terminally ill patients to seek help to end their lives.
The Malaysian Insider
Article about the Assunta Palliative Care Centre (AsPaCC) in Malaysia.
Volunteers form an integral part of the team at Swaziland Hospice at Home, by bringing their expertise and skills to all areas of work.
US- AAHPM News
Developed by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, PalliativeDoctors.org is geared to patients with serious illness and their families.
Member States commit to reduce preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease
UN Member States have reaffirmed their commitment to take bold measures to reduce the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
It is estimates that around half the 56 million deaths per year in India are not registered. The Million Deaths Study aims to better understand what people die of.
Interview with people who have had cancer as teenagers and young adults about how accurately the film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ portrays life with cancer.
Blog post about the positive and negative effects social media has had on cancer care, and the possibilities for improving health.
Conducting research with people in advanced stages of illness may not be to everyone’s liking. However, Professor Janet Hardy, Director of Palliative and Supportive Care Services at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital, says many of the people she speaks with display a remarkable sense of altruism.
ehospice International children’s edition
In this article, Anna Perolls, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Hospices of Hope describes the recent glorious seaside holiday enjoyed by a group of children and their families who receive care from Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov, Romania.