Viv Lucas, Medical Director at Garden House Hospice in the UK, explains the background to his research on empathy.
A recent study in Canada demonstrates that early incorporation of palliative care into standard treatment for advanced cancer patients leads to increased quality of life and patient satisfaction.
Increased demand for care among patients with life-threatening conditions has prompted Hospice Waikato to push forward a redevelopment worth nearly $3 million.
Post about Dr Marion Primomo, one of the first woman physicians and ‘mother of the hospice movement in Texas’.
Mortality is dropping in South Africa, Statistics SA (StatsSA) has said.
Ashlee Hammac decided to add a sandbox to the grave site of her baby boy so that her older son, Tucker, would be more comfortable visiting the resting place.
“For the seriously ill or elderly – and even those who aren’t – not expressing your wishes and desires about health care at the end of life comes with risks,” writes Daniel Pendick.
As part of ehospice’s series on ‘raising awareness of palliative care’, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika and Steve Hynd from the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) write about the importance of using digital media to raise awareness of palliative care.
ehospice International children’s edition
As part of ehospice’s series on ‘raising awareness of palliative care’, in this article we take a look at the vital role that champions, such as the Duchess of Cambridge, play in advocating for and raising awareness of children’s palliative care.
A discussion paper on priorities for reform and key recommendations for improving the quality and delivery of home care services in Australia, was launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 18 March.
ehospice South Africa
A new grant is to provide capacity building assistance to support and strengthen the integration of care and support services within the broader health system, and to strengthen community systems and organisations to ensure the provision of a continuum of comprehensive care and support services (palliative care).