Prof Dr Gian Domenico Borasio, Chair in Palliative Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, looks at Dr David Oliver’s contribution to the expanding field of neurological palliative care.
European Journal of Palliative Care
Professor Sheila Payne, Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care and President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is profiled in this series on European leaders in the European Journal of Palliative Care.
India- The Hindu
Sevalayam, a non-profit trust organisation has roped in volunteers, mostly students of nursing and home science, to provide basic palliative care at homes in Puducherry.
India- Business Standard
Thousands of people took part in the seventh annual walkathon in Delhi on Sunday to express solidarity with cancer patients and to mark the World Cancer Day on Tuesday.
Swaziland Hospice at Home has published a dying person’s bill of rights and a patient’s bill of rights.
Candian Medical Associtation
Palliative medicine now has official recognition as a two-year subspecialty from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, meaning broader training opportunities for existing and future physicians who focus on palliative treatment.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) recently launched a new public health awareness campaign with the goal of increasing understanding of the use of palliative care for children with serious illness.
A discussion of the role that advanced care plays today from both a cost and patient experience perspective, and how we might change our approach to advanced care.
Blog post discussing how highlighting the cost-savings associated with palliative care could help widen its use in hospitals.
New Zealand Herald
Families are less conditioned to visible mortality these days, says cancer patient.
Saturday Evening Post
Regular blog by a hospice volunteer. In this week’s instalment, Devra Lee Fishman writes about the risk of getting too close to the patients she visits.
“My partner was in so much pain, physically and emotionally from cancer, that he decided to take control. He died on 16 December, of a gunshot wound to the head.”
The Indian Parliament is meeting once again – definitely the last time during the term of the current government – from 5 February 2014 and it is the last chance to get clearance for the NDPS Amendment Bill to make pain relieving medicines accessible to the needy.
Haripriya Eswaran spent nearly two years volunteering as hospice administrator at Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka, Zambia. Drawing on her healthcare background, Haripriya found the work challenging yet fascinating. Here she looks back on the ups and downs of her time in Zambia.
According to a study published last week in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, there are more than 100,000 hospice volunteers in the UK, whose contribution reduces hospice costs by an estimated 23%.
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