BBC News Asia
At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county, South Korea.
Ahead of the 8th EAPC World Research Congress, Dr Julia Riley gives a sneak preview of an exciting new award that will be made at the congress next week.
The Montreal Gazette
“Like relief from pain, access to palliative care is increasingly being viewed as a basic human right. But we are not doing enough in Canada to implement this right by ensuring that palliative care is made available to all who need it,” writes Francis Scarpaleggia, founding member of the all-party Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care.
The ACCEPT study in Canada has revealed a number of barriers to end of life discussions between doctors and patients – with the result being that many patients are receiving treatments that they don’t necessarily want or need.
Father Raymond J. De Souza on the current debate in Canada around euthanasia.
Palliative Care Australia CEO Dr Yvonne Luxford has highlighted the need for compulsory education to improve the knowledge of health professionals on advance care planning and palliative care as Australia marks National Palliative Care Week.
The New Indian Express
On the development of palliative care in Thiruvananthapuram.
A major study involving the difficult decisions people face as they near the end of life brought researchers from seven European countries to La Crosse in the United States to learn about an internationally respected program for advance care planning.
A new study in the US has found that Wikipedia entries on the costliest medical conditions contradicted the latest medical research 90% of the time.
Medical professionals are Australians’ main source of information about end of life care according to a new survey conducted by Palliative Care Australia.
New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced $1 million for Palliative Care NSW to support volunteers across the state.
Sarah Russell writes for ehospice about her experiences in hosting and participating in tweet chats, and offers advice for others.