Singapore- Straits Times
A nine-month review of the end of life care sector in Singapore has found that hospices are isolated from the community and are not designed to support palliative care. The review has made recommendations to improve end of life care in Singapore.
US- New America Media
In an article originally published in Chinese, author Richard Lee addresses the under use of hospice and palliative care services by Chinese Americans.
The Netherlands- The Guardian
The number of assisted suicides in the Netherlands rose by 13% in 2012, the sixth consecutive year of increases, according to the commission that vets voluntary euthanasia in the country.
Death is discussed at the dinner table as people host dinner parties to bring this taboo subject into conversation as part of the project: ‘Let’s have dinner and talk about death.’
Cameroon: Beryl Thyer Memorial Africa Trust
New funding covers the purchase of a motorbike and the salary of a nurse to use it to reach children with life-limiting illnesses in Cameroon.