South Africa – Business Day Live
Hospice and palliative care centres have less than half of the R1bn they need to function annually and “a fair percentage” of their 4,300 staff members are facing retrenchment.
The New Indian Express
Feature on Dr Rajagopal, founder and chairman of Pallium India.
Article on the need for improvements to palliative care in Malawi and EMMS Scotland’s appeal to raise money for this cause.
Kuwait News Agency
The head of Kuwait Cancer Control Cancer Dr Ahmad Al-Awadhy underlined the importance of palliative care in alleviating pain of people who suffer from cancer and other chronic diseases, speaking at a recent four-day palliative care workshop in the country.
US – NJ.com
“An unfortunate consequence of not recognising Alzheimer’s as a life-ending illness is the missed opportunity to tap into the strong, established resource of hospice care,” writes Amy Tucci, president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation of America.
Article on new research which shows that early palliative care can result in improved quality of life and survival in patients with advanced chronic respiratory disease.
South China Morning Post
The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places in care homes has shot up in the past four years, the Audit Commission has revealed in a damning report.
“Compassion is the emotion of empathy that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates help,” said Professor Dr Anne Merriman, founder of Hospice Africa Uganda, at the recent conference hosted by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association.
Andy Land, a hospice nurse, is climbing Mount Everest to raise awareness of hospice and encourage people to talk more about end of life decisions.