East Africa Business Week
The Kenyan government has announced it will allocate funds in the coming financial budget to public palliative cancer treatment centres.
The Supreme Court has said that there has been inconsistent opinion in its previous verdicts on withdrawing medical support to terminally ill patients.
Tânia Madureira Dallalana, a clinical psychologist and family therapist at the Clinic Hospital of the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, talks to Professor Sheila Payne, President of the EAPC, about her work.
US- MedPage Today
The rise of for-profit hospices for the terminally ill in the United States is accompanied by both good and bad news, researchers reported.
Nurses who completed practice-based educational pathway report greater confidence in end of life care
District and community nurses who completed a practice-based educational pathway reported greater confidence in delivering palliative and end of life care to patients.
This week WillFredd Theatre stages CARE, following a fictitious patient’s journey from entry to exit at the real life St Francis Hospice, with whom they collaborated on this show.
UK- The Scotsman
Palliative care for newborn babies can help families make precious memories that last a lifetime, says Dr Pat Carragher, medical director at CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).
New Scientist – opinion
Belgium has become the first nation to legalise euthanasia for children of any age. Other countries need to face the issue too.
It’s OK to Die
Blog about the value of patients having clear advance directives.
ehospice International Children’s edition
In 2013 Dr Emily Mackeith from Helen and Douglas house spent two months with the paediatric palliative care team at the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital in Argentina. Dr Mackeith and Dr Eulalia Lascar, from Argentina, reflect upon the experience.
Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary has applauded the effort by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association to improve access to palliative care in the country.
Tributes were paid to Claire Muhumuza who recently passed away, as her certificate and diploma in clinical palliative care was awarded posthumously at the 2nd graduation ceremony held at Hospice Africa Uganda last week.