Pakistan- The Express Tribune
Health experts have expressed concern over the absence of pain relief services in a majority of public and private hospitals in Pakistan.
Canada- Global News
According to a new poll, six out of ten Canadians believe it’s extremely important to talk to someone about their end of life care preferences and yet only 45% have done so.
Canada- CBC News
The standards for defining death in Canada vary so much that the hospital where a dying person ends up may affect when they are declared dead.
Australia- Pharmacy News
A new National Drug Strategy (NDS) framework suggests that the misuse of opioids and benzodiazepines in Australia may require a review of the current scheduling of these medicines.
A medical law specialist says plans for ‘living wills’ introduced by the Northern Territory government may cause problems because they will be legally binding.
Hospice staff in Pennsylvania have a new program that allows people to see what life is like for people with dementia.
Amid an ongoing public debate in France on end of life palliative care, doctors tell Le Monde how they secretly help their patients die.
Natasha Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, ‘Ja til lindrende enhet og omsorg for barn’ (‘Yes to palliative units and care for children’), Norway, shares some exciting news that heralds a step forward in Norwegian palliative care.
India- End of Life Studies blog
Dr Clare Roques from Glasgow University writes about her research into the practice of pain management in India.
The Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a resource pack aimed at helping managers and workers to help a bereaved colleague.
US- ASCO Connection
“There has been a real shift in the landscape for both cancer care and palliative care, with fabulous new opportunities emerging, yet we still have challenges to deal with (both old and new),” writes Michael Fisch.
Australia- The Guardian
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are taking an increasing toll, but heart disease remains the leading killer in Australia.
Claire Maskell Gibson, Palliative Care Australia’s National Communications Manager, discusses the opportunities social space has to better connect and engage with audiences, members and the greater palliative care community.
Rexdale’s culturally diverse seniors and newcomers to Canada don’t know the term ‘palliative care’ or where to access services unless a family member has received that care.
Director of Caresearch, Dr Jennifer Tieman outlines some crucial elements to consider when submitting an application to help get your research off the ground.
Fatigue is a well-known and closely monitored symptom in palliative care patients and is associated with a broad range of illnesses.
ehospice South Africa
USAID works with partners such as the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) to take healthcare and treatment to the people where they need it most – in their houses and at wellness centres close to home.