Steve Hynd, from African Palliative Care Association, writes about being “totally humbled” by the story of Moses Byomuhangi, published on the African edition of ehospice today.
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Mark Saunders tells his story of coming to faith from a background of football violence and why, with weeks to live, he’s not afraid to die.
Leto’s role as AIDS patient Rayon in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
The New Indian Express
Last week, the Supreme Court referred the question of making euthanasia legal to a Constitution Bench.
Pallium India Newsletter
When hope began to wear thin, on the last day of the Parliament the Rajya Sabha passed the NDPS Amendment Bill as the last item on the agenda.
On the 15 of February at the Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), Dr Priya Kulkarni, Medical Director of Cipla Palliative Care Centre, was appointed Secretary of IAPC.
It may be a coincidence that palliative care recently came into its own as a subspecialty, but the timing is fortuitous, given the proposed Quebec legislation on medically assisted death and the pending Supreme Court case on euthanasia.
New Zealand- TVNZ
A controversial national health programme giving patients control over their own death has been criticised as “euthanasia in disguise”.
The first Leadership Course of the European Palliative Care Academy got off to a flying start in Cologne in September. Gerrit Frerich and Heather Graham, Coordinating Office, Centre for Palliative Care, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, explain.
UK- Huffington Post
Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Help the Hospices, on the important role of hospice volunteers.
Professional societies have issued calls for physicians to address with patients the issue of when to deactivate a defibrillator or pacemaker.
If you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one, here are a few thoughts on how to deal with the worst of what life has to offer while still making it through your 9-to-5.
Comedian Laurie Kilmartin has taken to Twitter to share her experiences and emotions as she spends time with her dying father in hospice care.
“Are we sharing too much on social media?” asks Kristi Bruno.
Rick Boulay writes: “How can an oncologist with years of experience fail at perhaps the most important question a patient can ask, ‘How long do I have, Doc?’”
The Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (ChiPPS) has released a new edition of its e-journal. It contains a collection of articles focused on transitions in paediatric care.
ehospice South Africa
Long-distance marathon runner Antonette Greenaway is taking on her most gruelling marathon and challenge yet – all in aid of Breede River Hospice in Robertson.