$10 million gift from Patty and Jay Baker will transform Mount Sinai’s Palliative Care National Center
‘The Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai’ will support public policy, education, training, national outreach and research aimed at improving access to quality palliative care for all seriously ill Americans and their families.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital committee identifies eight palliative care priorities in pediatric oncology
US- The ASCO Post
The St. Jude Patient and Family Centered Care Initiative and the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care organised a subcommittee aimed at creating palliative care priorities that could be utilized in quality improvement initiatives as well as for strategic planning.
The Oncology Report
Hope remains for patients with advanced cancers, even after curative-intent surgery fails them, investigators reported at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium.
As Americans campaign to revoke approval of Zohydro, a new opioid pain medication, the Canadian licence-holder says it is planning to submit the drug to Health Canada for approval.
CareVision India, a non-government organisation founded by Dr Sanghamitra Bora, will be starting its free home-based palliative care service for poor and underprivileged patients from the start of April.
Njekwa Lumbwe, national coordinator of the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, is visiting Hendersonville in the US as part of a partnership with US hospice Four Seasons Compassion for Life.
Evidence from Africa’s health sector suggests that 2013 was a fairly successful year in the fight against Africa’s ‘three big’ killer diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a “global health security risk”, showed a third of the estimated nine million people who contract TB in any form each year do not get the care they need.
A law criminalising “unnatural” sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves gay men in Burma hidden, silenced and shamed, hindering efforts to contain HIV/Aids, claim experts and activists.
Maryland author Heather Stang debuts her first book: ‘Mindfulness and Grief’, which helps people navigate the pain of bereavement.
The Huffington Post
A dying cancer patient who worked at a Dutch zoo returned to say goodbye on Wednesday.
To mark World Poetry Day, Aquinas Nyakundi, editor of ehospice Kenya, has composed a short palliative care poem.
Treypheyna McShane, Art Therapist at Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice, speaks about the importance of using creativity during palliative care for both children and adults alike.
National Close the Gap Day encourages everyone help eradicate health inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
New research published this week highlights how family and friends caring for someone at the end of life need much more support.