The New Indian Express
Article about the Bangalore Hospice Trust, founded 20 years ago.
Article by Dirk Houttekier, PhD, researcher at the End of Life Care Research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University.
A new study has investigated patient perspectives on deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) at the end of life, especially related to decisions to deactivate devices against patient or family wishes.
“For much of my life, there was something about my mother I felt almost allergic to. Yet, as she approached death, for the first time I found I didn’t merely love her, I actually liked her.”
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Judith Schwarz, who is 70, estimates that she’s guided more than 100 patients through the voluntary stopping of eating and drinking.
Dr Martin Salia’s death from Ebola Monday is a loss that Sierra Leone can ill afford. He’s the sixth doctor to die from the virus during this epidemic in Sierra Leone, a country that has few to start with.
The British nurse who has returned to Sierra Leone after recovering from Ebola has told the BBC he is “frustrated” by the “woefully slow” international response to the outbreak.
Oxford University research to predict the geographic spread of Ebola virus in West Africa has been funded by the UK government and the Wellcome Trust.
Nurses volunteering in West Africa to tackle Ebola could in the future have access to a portable device that tests for the disease in just 40 minutes.
ehospice International children’s edition
Young people in Ghana are helping in the fight to prevent the spread of Ebola through an innovative comic strip project developed by Cardiff University and delivered by Africaid WhizzKids United (WKU), an international NGO based in South Africa.
New guidelines designed to improve the care of people with life-limiting illnesses in Scotland have been published.
ehospice South Africa
Released on 18 November ahead of World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS report outlines new targets for the five-year window UNAIDS says is crucial to ending the global threat of HIV.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization adds its voice in support of research demonstrating the value of hospice care and calls for regulators to be more responsive.