Interview with Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, researcher in the department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on her research into advance care planning and how it affects end of life care.
Irish Hospice Library blog
An update has been published on the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Palliative Care for All programme – which aims to extend palliative care interventions to non-malignant life-limiting illnesses.
US – Reuters Health
Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.
The ASCO Post
Article about a program to integrate generalist palliative oncology services, including the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care, into radiation therapy for patients with advanced cancers.
“Think twice before reflexively doing things to elderly patients that can’t possibly help and, therefore, can only hurt.”
Article about the problems inherent in implementing euthanasia as public policy.
Ireland – The Independent
Following the loss of their daughter in 2006, Brendan and Terry Ring set out to help other families with a terminally ill child cope financially, writes Joanna Kiernan.
The Decision Assist suite of palliative care advisory services continues its rollout with the Palliative Care Phone Advisory Service, available all day every day, coming into operation this week.
Nairobi Hospice played host to 31 healthcare providers for a five-day training course in palliative care aimed at equipping them with knowledge in order to take care of patients with life-limiting illnesses.
In search of support from the community, Nyeri Hospice held a fundraising dinner in Nairobi over the weekend to raise money towards the care of patient with life threatening illnesses.