Dr Tomasz Gradalski, Medical Director of St Lazarus Hospice in Kraków, Poland, on some of the challenges that confront palliative care in Poland today.
The Delgation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia
Report on the joint project of European Union and Ministry of Health of Serbia to develop palliative care in the country.
Patients with advanced cancer who were parents often based their decisions about aggressive cancer treatment and hospice care on the fact they had dependent children, according to results of a pilot study.
Increasing hospice services can reduce hospital admissions among all residents of a nursing home, including those not enrolled in hospice, according to findings recently published in JAMDA.
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
On Wednesday the Canadian Medical Association appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, as the court considers whether the existing ban on assisted death is unconstitutional.
New York Magazine
Interview with Atul Gawande – surgeon, professor, New Yorker staff writer, and author of a new book on ageing, death and end of life care.
A major outbreak of Ebola in the US and elsewhere in the West is unlikely given the strong health systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
Medecins Sans Frontieres said it was reaching its limit and urgently needed other organisations to step up the efforts against Ebola.
William Pooley, who caught Ebola while working as a volunteer nurse in West Africa, says he is heading back to help fight the virus despite the fears of his family and friends.
Sluggish courtrooms, swamped clinics and parents forgoing food are becoming the norm as Ebola opens cracks in Sierra Leonean society.
ehospice International children’s edition
This week saw the publication of the first handbook on children’s palliative care to be published in Serbian.
Palliative Care Australia’s National Standards Assessment Program will soon publish an evaluation report on its year-long project aimed at improving the assessment, planning and delivery of support to meet the needs of palliative care patients’ carers.
The Institute of Medicine will offer a free webinar on 10 November regarding findings of its new report “Dying in America.”
ehospice South Africa
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