The Times of India
The government’s negligence regarding simplification of the rules and regulations for procurement of opioids for palliative care is an issue of concern, says professor Anil Agrawal, a leading name in the field of palliative care.
The Times of India
JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) in Puducherry is to establish structured courses for palliative care.
The New Indian Express
Palliative care nurses under the five sectors where the City Corporation has launched its palliative care activities, named ‘Santhwanam’, have not been paid the honorarium to which they are entitled for the past three months.
US- Life Matters Media
Part one of this series examines the problems and discrimination that many older LGBT people face.
US- Medpage Today
An oncologist’s advice to consider hospice care significantly increased the likelihood of avoidable hospitalization among patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancers, a retrospective review of patient records showed.
The role of antibiotics in hospice is far from clear-cut, writes Alex Smith.
US- New York Times
Article which highlights the need for culturally competent elder care services for Asian-Americans.
Australia Ageing Agencda
Many doctors are confused about the legality of advance care directives and the authority of substitute decision-makers, leaving them open to possible legal action, new research has found.
A new project has been launched in the Chinese, Italian, Maltese, Turkish and Vietnamese communities, to help change perceptions that palliative care is only for the end of life.
US- Reuters blog
Debra Sherman writes about the differences between hospice and palliative care in the US.
As a physician, it is difficult to draw the line on Facebook between providing advice based on years of education and training, and just letting people remain ignorant, writes Andrea Paul.
San Francisco Chronicle
Making medical decisions for a loved one who is no longer able to speak for themselves is very common and often very complex.
Countries in the Arab world – from Saudi Arabia to Mauritania to Yemen – have made some significant health gains over the past two decades, but the rise of chronic diseases and diet-related risk factors threatens that progress.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes new individuals to the organization’s board of directors. NHPCO will host its first board meeting of the year on January 23, 2014.
ehospice South Africa
How do you deal with the pain when you suddenly lose a loved-one in a very short space of time – when someone is diagnosed and dies two weeks later or has just started with the first course of treatment and dies within six day thereafter.