Palliative care programs should be expanded to include exercise and nutritional counselling and should be available to patients from diagnosis.
The New Indian Express
Two thousand volunteers are being given training to engage in palliative care missions in the district as part of the observance of Krishna Pillai Day on 19 August.
Bioethics Research Library
Book review: “This unique and timely book captures the progress and vision of many dedicated groups throughout the Middle East and the USA who have been working to advocate for and develop palliative care services in the region.”
Huffington Post blog
Article by Ellen Frankel, bereavement counsellor at Care Dimensions, a non-profit hospice organisation in Massachusetts.
India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV news channel.
World Health Organization
WHO appeals to all parties to the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, which strictly prohibit attacks on health care premises, vehicles, personnel and patients.
ehospice International children’s edition
During the month of July three paediatricians from Georgia travelled to The Netherlands in order to receive four days of training in children’s palliative care.
Martin House Children’s Hospice has published the findings of research into the barriers to – and facilitators for – providing effective and appropriate paediatric palliative care.
A hospice volunteer recounts a connection she made with a dementia patient, one that reinforces the importance of active listening, patience, and compassion.
ehospice South Africa
South African scientists may be en route to developing shorter, better tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to research released at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.