The Jordan Times
Only 50 to 60% of all cancer patients in Jordan receive palliative care, experts said on Thursday, calling for expanding programmes to provide this care for all patients.
Kenya is facing a shortage of facilities and experts who can take care of patients with life threatening illness, the National Aids Control Council (NACC) said on Saturday.
The effect and process evaluations of the national quality improvement programme for palliative care: the study protocol
The nationwide integration of palliative care best practices into general care settings is challenging but important in improving the quality of palliative care. This is why the Dutch National Quality Improvement Programme for Palliative Care has recently been launched.
Dr Luis Fernando Rodrigues, former Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit, Barretos Cancer Hospital, talks to Professor Sheila Payne, President of the European Association for Palliative Care, about his career in palliative medicine in Brazil.
Commentary on the history of, and debate around, euthanasia.
FHSSA and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) conducted a comprehensive assessment to explore successful models of children’s palliative care in Africa.
Canada is facing a severe crisis surrounding end of life care due to the stigma surrounding it and funding concerns, Dr Louis Hugo Francescutti, president of the Canadian Medical Association told the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday.
Health care professionals’ perceptions towards lifelong learning in palliative care for general practitioners: a focus group study
This study explores current experiences, views and preferences towards training and education in palliative care among GPs, palliative home-care professionals and professionals from organisations who provide training and education.
A study of Germany and 11 other European countries shows that older people who assess themselves as poor get sick more often and suffer more from health setbacks than those who do not. The probability of dying earlier is also much higher.
Huffington Post blog
There is cautious but pervasive optimism among death-with-dignity supporters these days. And since this end of life choice is one of the causes that consumes much of my time and energies, I am cautiously, optimistically celebrating.
Is palliative medicine a threat to the corporate world of medicine and specialist physician? Heated debate at IAPCON 2014
Enthusiasm and involvement of participants and delegates made the debate organized on the 3rd day of IAPCON 2014 a lively event with an overflow of ideas and thoughts.
ehospice South Africa
Cancer, along with other non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease, are said to be ‘diseases of development,’ and seem to be increasing just as fast as Rwanda is developing.
ehospice International children’s edition
All those who agree with the sentiments of the ICPCN Mumbai Declaration 2014 are asked to add their names online to a growing list of individuals and organisations who have already registered their support for this document.