Nathan Cherny puts the current global situation in perspective and lays out the next steps needed in the campaign to improve access to pain relief.
The Portugal News
The 7th National Congress for Palliative Care will take be taking place in the Algarve this week.
US- National Institutes of Health
A new online resource from the National Institutes of Health aims to help people understand the most common issues faced by people who are dying and their caregivers.
There have been reports of a rise in cancer patients in Russia committing suicide [article in Russian].
Medical experts from Singapore are visiting Sri Lanka this week in a scheme which has seen them help neighbouring countries improve standards of palliative care.
Research in Europe has found that, for nursing home residents with dementia, there is a strong association between having a written advance directive and quality of dying.
US- Health Canal
Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study.
Kenya News Agency
At the Meru Hospice this week, 35 breast cancer survivors recieved artificial breasts, to enable them maintain their body proportions and lead normal lives.
New York Times
Article about how younger adults are redefining the boundaries of traditional grief and mourning, extending them to include expressions of sympathy via text, blogs, YouTube and even Instagram.
ehospice International children’s edition
Dr Julia Ambler from Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, provides an easy to read overview of the WHO Guidelines on treating persisting pain in children.
Research reveals that caregivers of palliative care patients are likely to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the grieving process.