“The time has come for health professionals and health systems to consider palliative options seriously at the earliest stages of the cancer journey, and to enable a shared care model that involves palliative specialists in multidisciplinary treatment of patients.”
“To many, death is a mark of failure. But it’s also a natural part of the life cycle. When doctors avoid difficult discussions about the end of life, they do a disservice to patients, who deserve frank and honest dialogue about the end of life.”
US- Changing the way we die
Insurance rules keep people from getting the end of life care they need.
The overall quality of death of cancer patients who die in an urban Canadian setting with ready access to palliative care was found to be good to excellent in the large majority of cases, helping to dispel the myth that marked suffering at the end of life is inevitable.
Kenya- All Africa
Kenyans have been asked to go for early diagnosis of cancer so that it can be managed in its early stages. Nakuru Hospice CEO, Elizabeth Ndung’u, said early diagnosis enables medics to offer palliative care to patients suffering from the disease.
Consideration of the study which reported that early palliative care prolongs survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
The risk of cancer is increased twofold for people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.
Nakuru County has promised to support Nakuru Hospice with additional staff and drugs pending inclusion of hospice care in the county health budget in the next financial budget plans.
One of a series of profiles on ehospice for National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank all of our amazing palliative care volunteers.
ehospice South Africa
Today we chat to Dina Arends, a nurse from Knysna Sedgefield Hospice in Western Cape, South Africa.
A roundup of a few things hospices in the UK have been doing this week to mark the 5th annual Dying Matters Week.