Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has said he hopes to create a National Opiate Policy in order to make it easier for the country to receive the pain relief medications.
South Africa- iol news
Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.
Canada- Toronto Sun
The head of the Ontario Medical Association says it’s time for the province’s doctors to move to the forefront in the debate over end of life care.
UK- Lancaster University blog
A new report from a team based at the International Observatory on End of Life Care has found that British hospices are not contributing sufficiently to the evidence-base in palliative care for a number of reasons including a lack of research capacity, resources and infrastructure.
The Friends hospice in Paphos has admitted its first patient after recently moving to a new location.
UK- The Guardian
A new self assessment tool can be used to ensure end of life care is tailored to patients’ needs.
UK/US- Healthcare Matters
Comment on whether doctors should be financially rewarded for encouraging their patients to think about and record their wishes for the end of life.
One of the main lessons Canadians should learn from the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada is the need to spell out the medical treatment they desire in the event they become incapable of making such decisions, says the Canadian Medical Association.
The winners of the APCA 2013 Journalism and Public Health and Policy Awards include freelance journalist Maddy French, the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Hospice Africa Uganda.
Nakuru Hospice held a cancer awareness event for children in commemoration of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.