Dr Savita Butola and Dr M. R. Rajagopal, in their article, ‘Ban on Dextropropoxyphene is unjustifiable’, published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, argue why the ban should be withdrawn.
Australia – Health Canal
Aged care facilities across Australia will receive Federal Government funding to form collaborative links with palliative services to cater for our ageing and diverse population.
UK – Cicely Saunders International
Kiera Lowther, a PhD student at the Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London, has received the Graduate School Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis for her work on HIV care in Africa.
Ireland – Irish Hospice Foundation
The Irish Hospice Foundation on Thursday, 29 January, called for further investment in dementia care in Ireland following the release of a new survey which highlights huge gaps in dementia services.
Mexico – Medical XPress
Just a decade ago, half of all Mexicans – 52 million people – had no health insurance. As many as 4 million families a year faced financial ruin because of catastrophic illnesses like breast cancer. Today, those same families have access to treatment because of Seguro Popular.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says that finding ways of prevention, improving diagnosis and better care are the top priorities for dementia research.
Helen, who has a terminal diagnosis, writes about the need to get right support groups for secondary cancer patients, and why these groups must to be led by professionals with appropriate experience.