African health experts have met in Nairobi to boost the provision of palliative care to help cope with the rising number of terminally ill patients.
Indian Association of Palliative Care
The specialities of critical care and palliative care have vowed to work together for excellence in end of life care.
Luxembourg’s Minister of Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen, presented certificates in palliative care training to 260 collaborators working for organisations in the social, family and therapeutic fields.
Article by Dr Sean Hughes, Research Associate, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK.
Marie Curie blog
The Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff has developed an online Hospice Research Toolkit to help hospices overcome the challenges they face when doing research and make it easier for them to get involved in research.
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care Newsletter
Avril Jackson has been appointed senior editor of the IAHPC Newsletter Julia Libreros joins IAHPC as the coordinator for Directory Services.
After decades of sanitizing and sequestering death and dying, America seems ready to talk about death.
Cancer rates may be falling in many Western countries but they are steadily rising in China.
Yahoo News/ Associated Press
Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement Saturday, saying it’s a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it’s a sin against God and creation.
The Guardian blog
When carer Bronnie Ware wrote a blog in 2009 listing the five things that most haunted her terminally ill patients, she had no idea it would become an internet sensation – and transform her life.
End of life studies blog
Sara Denver on her PhD research into how cancer and palliative care services developed in Lancaster between the mid-1970s to the end of 2000.
A three-month Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended after claiming at least 49 lives, the country’s health minister says.
The Open Society Foundations launches new video ‘ How a nurse uses the law to ease patients’ suffering’.
A new short film aimed at improving understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community has been launched by Dying Matters, in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.