Blog by Dr Agnes Zana, Assistant Lecturer at Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest and a board member of the Hungarian Hospice Palliative Association.
While advocating for the early involvement of the palliative care team, oncologist Don S. Dizon argues that oncology should embrace a patient’s care from the time of a cancer diagnosis to the end of their lives.
Irish Hospice Foundation
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has launched phase two of Think Ahead, an initiative which encourages people to plan for end of life by recording their wishes in the event of an emergency, serious illness or death.
A group of cinema professionals, headed by a director and producer Yuri Igrusha, have visited the patients of Belarusian Children’s Hospice.
Yahoo! News India
The Supreme Court in India has issued notice to all states seeking their views on a poser whether a terminally ill person can execute a living will that life support system be withdrawn if he or she reaches a vegetative state with no hope of revival.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) recently announced the top 10 finalists for Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year.
There is a chance the Aids epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.
The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows.
Wall Street Journal blog
Yahoo! has launched ‘Yahoo! Ending’, a service which sends out digital farewell messages and deletes personal data from the corporation’s online system once it is confirmed that the user has passed away.
New York Times
Interview with Kei Okada, spiritual care counselor who is part of a hospice and palliative care program that provides spiritual, emotional and physical care to patients and their families.
Each Wednesday since 14 July 2010, Christian Sinclair and Renee Berry have been hosting the #hpm tweetchat, highlighting hospice and palliative medicine issues.
Angela Wilson, whose mother was cared for at Isabel Hospice, writes about her positive experience and describes how staff made an ‘unbearable situation, almost bearable’.
Palliative Care Victoria is working with palliative care services in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs reaching out to seniors in the area to increase community understanding of palliative care.
As medical technology advances and the population continues to age, we must consider the importance of planning for end of life care.