Dr Carlos Centeno, University of Navarra, Spain, explains the background to a new report, drawn up by the EAPC Task Force on the Process of Specialisation in Palliative Medicine in Europe.
American Hospital Association
Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end of life care will be recognised as the 2014 recipients of the AHA’s Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End of Life Care.
The Palliative Pulse
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has produced a film about Amy’s story, as a reminder of how palliative care empowers patients and families to align their goals of care with those of their clinicians.
“We need to do more to ease the pain and suffering of terminally ill patients and allow people to die comfortably, with dignity, and at peace,” writes Katherine Sleeman, Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at King’s College London.
The Times of India
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said there should not be any rush to decide on euthanasia and efforts should be made for a national consensus on it.
The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) opened in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday evening overshadowed by the deaths of 298 passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Human Rights Watch
An estimated two million people with disabilities in Zambia face significant barriers to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, according to a new Human Rights Watch report, “We Are Also Dying of AIDS.”
Open Society Foundations
A novel approach to law enforcement may prove as critical to HIV prevention as a condom or clean needle. Through partnerships with HIV experts and community groups, police from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan are realizing their role in the fight against HIV.
The Times of India
Taking the right call on an end of life decision is vital to provide relief to terminally-ill patients with no hope of recovery so that scarce resources are diverted to those who can be saved, says critical care specialist RK Mani.
The New York Times – Well blog
Some argue that in patients with very low likelihood of returning to a reasonable quality of life, CPR leads to an unnecessarily prolonged and painful death.
As the House of Lords debates the Assisted Dying Bill, Dr Ros Taylor, Hospice Director at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, argues against the proposed new legislation.
ehospice International children’s edition
Rise Shemilt, a Paediatric Palliative Care Social Worker at The Gaddum Centre in Manchester, UK, provides practical information about pathways to resilience in families of children receiving palliative care.
ehospice South Africa
The Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) staff celebrated Mandela Day on 15 July 2014 by giving 67 minutes of their time to the Linawo Children’s Home in Pinelands, Cape Town.