Dr Nora Elena Saldarriaga Cartagena, Pain and Palliative Care Specialist, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia, talks to Professor Lukas Radbruch, Chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), about her work in palliative care.
The Malta Hospice Movement has been trying for the past six years to acquire a plot of land on which to build an inpatient unit.
Australia- DPS News
Ninety per cent of care professionals have indicated additional training on palliative care and dementia would be beneficial.
Materia Socio Medica
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of nurses who provide palliative care for cancer patients, within the context of Iranian culture, through in-depth interviews.
“The battle against cancer or other illness is transforming. It remakes us from the top of our head, to the bottom of our souls,” writes oncologist James C. Salwitz.
Article by Barron H. Lerner, a professor of medicine and population health and author, on the ethics of caring for a family member.
UK- The Conversation
Yasmin Gunaratnam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the taboo around death and dying.
Australia- The Sydney Morning Herald
Graeme Duke, an intensive care unit doctor, on the euthanasia debate.
ehospice International children’s edition
The Lancet reports on a project to develop a charter for the rights of children approaching the end of their lives which was launched in Italy in September 2012 and is now nearing completion.
Editor of the Africa edition of ehospice, Steve Hynd, recently caught up with Maria Kizito, the Finance and Grants Officer at the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), to find out what motivates her to work in palliative care.
Marie Cooper, a nurse and Practice Development Lead at Help the Hospices, explains why she will be writing her advance care plan and funeral requests this week.