The Sydney Morning Herald
A new Australian trial will provide clinicians with a screening tool containing step-by-step instructions on how to assess and manage cancer pain in their patients.
The Huffington Post blog
Personal story, shared with the aim of raising awareness for lung cancer research.
Voice of America
“It’s a simple idea: A group of people get together in a coffee shop, a restaurant, a church, or even a cemetery, and talk about death and dying. The hope is that talking about these taboo topics will make the final moment less terrifying to face.”
“He does not want to talk to me, that much is clear. He has had enough of doctors. He is a man of few words. His eyes do not meet mine. His coarse, calloused farmer’s hands play purposelessly with the starched white of the hospital bed sheet.”
An American palliative care doctor debates going to West Africa to help in countries affected by Ebola.
With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.
Following the news that Nigeria has been deemed Ebola free by the WHO, tributes have been paid to Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who helped stem the spread of the disease early on.
Palliative care, bereavement and loss are all issues addressed on a new website launched this month by the youth cancer charity CanTeen.
A challenge for the hospice team is to determine when the pain reported by a patient may be due, in part, to psychosocial or spiritual issues, so appropriate interventions can be used.