Kuala Lumpur- New Straits Times
Organised by Hospis Malaysia, the ‘New Face of Palliative Care’ photo exhibition introduces a new identity for palliative care through a globally-recognised symbol and raising its awareness among all walks of life, to begin with.
New Zealand- Stuff
Today marks New Zealand’s first Conversations that Count day – a national awareness campaign aimed at encouraging Kiwis to plan their end of life care.
Researchers have discovered that a particular type of brain imaging, positron emission tomography, may be able to determine which vegetative patients will recover.
Knowing when to give up a terminal illness fight may help people to enjoy the end of their lives better
Canada- National Post
“The question that my patient has encouraged me to mull over amounts to: Is all that effort worth it?” writes Dr James Aw.
UK – The Guardian
Article by Kate Granger, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 29 and chose to have palliative chemotherapy to prolong her life.
The Huffington Post blog
Personal post about the challenges of parenting when a close family member is dying.
Preliminary development and validation of a new end of life patient-reported outcome measure assessing the ability of patients to finalise their affairs at the end of life
This paper describes the preliminary development and evaluation of a new, single-item, end of life patient-reported outcome measure (EOLPRO) designed to capture changes in the ability of patients to finalise their affairs at the end of life.
Life and Death Matters blog
This blog post highlights a three-minute video talking about the difference between empathy and sympathy.
My Gift of Grace is a ‘conversation game’ where players are prompted with up to 47 different questions, which they answer in writing before sharing with the group.
Decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients: integrative literature review
Summary of a recent study which looked at decision making in cancer patients.
Plans are underway for Murang’a Hospital to meet the needs of increased patients with life threatening illnesses.
ehospice South Africa
Goldfields hospice, situated in Free State, South Africa shares their patient success stories with us.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization encourages all Americans to learn about Advance Care Planning on National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, 2014.
Sometimes, just sometimes, life makes you take a step back and reflect on what you’ve got – but also what you might lose. Last September life did that to me.