Taking it all back home: Reflections on the 8th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care
Dr Andrew Olagunju, a lecturer/consultant physician in Nigeria, reflects on learning points from this year’s World Research Congress and how they may impact on his work in Nigeria.
US – MedCity News
A hospice in Ohio provides a pharmacogenetics pain management program for its patients, using testing to determine how well standard pain medications will work for individuals.
US – McKnights
A new Medicare hospice manual update includes instructions for which principal diagnosis codes are acceptable, and clarifies which codes should be used for services in a skilled versus non-skilled nursing facility.
Hollywood stars Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon will attend special charity screening of Hollywood film ‘Dracula – Untold’
Ireland – Independent
The first screening of Hollywood film ‘Dracula – Untold’, starring Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon, will be held in Dublin in aid of St Francis’ Hospice, Raheny.
Australia – ABC
Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says scam internet sites are using his image to sell the drug Nembutal.
Article about the benfits for heathcare professionals of using Twitter, and how to get started.
ehospice International children’s edition
ICPCN’s Chief Executive, Joan Marston, responds to the story of Ashya King, a young boy with a brain tumour, and the arrest and detention of his parents by Spanish police.
Article on the funding drive launched by an Australian production house to finish a film on children’s experiences with palliative care in time for it to première an an international cancer conference in Melbourne late this year.
Malcolm Metcalf, who is 80 years young, is setting off later this month to travel 10,000 miles around America by train in order to raise £10,000 for East Coast Hospice in the UK.