Israel – Digital Journal
A group of Israeli entrepreneurs, along with The International Center for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience has developed a new multi-lingual online platform (www.infibond.com), providing free access for memorializing and networking with others.
Latin America – MDLinx
Study aiming to compare the status of palliative care development across Latin American nations using the Latin American Association for Palliative Care indicators and to classify the countries into three levels of palliative care development.
New Zealand – Auckland Now
Profile of a local District Nurse, Catriona Foster, who has a post-graduate qualification in palliative care and works on Waiheke Island near Auckland.
Australia – Mater Research
Mater’s Director of Palliative Medicine and clinical program leader for Palliative and Supportive Care Research at Mater Research, Professor Janet Hardy, has been named as the Queensland recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) 75th Anniversary Award for her pioneering palliative care research.
Asia Pacific – Pallium India
Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN) had its council meetings over three days – 12, 13 and 14 June, 2014, at Hong Kong. Pallium India reports about a welcome development in the region.
ehospice International Children’s edition
Over 100,000 HIV+ children in Zimbabwe are failing to access anti-retroviral treatment due to inadequate laboratory capacity and a shortage of skilled manpower. Also, an ICPCN and Unicef research study into the need for palliative care in three African countries carried out in 2013 found that in Zimbabwe less than 5% of children who are in need of palliative care are able to access these services.
Gordon Giddings, MD for Pallium Canada, discusses a journal article published 100 years ago in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The article is entitled: The Tragedy of Old Age and, according to Dr Giddings, it is a reminder that we continue to live in a death-denying society and of the struggle that has ensued over time to die with dignity.
ehospice UK edition
A new report launched today examines the current state of end of life services in England and provides innovative examples of accessing non-means tested social care.