UK – Nursing Times
St Joseph’s Hospice has appointed its second nurse consultant to boost access to palliative care in community settings.
US – The Oncology Report (subscription required)
Health plans are starting to expand their coverage of palliative care, offering higher payments to physicians who meet certain standards or paying for home care for a wider range of seriously ill patients.
Many tools exist to help introduce people to the subject of advanced care planning, but they vary widely in what they offer and how accessible they are, according to a new research review.
US – HealthNewsDigest
A new poll also reveals that older Americans strongly support holding doctors accountable when they fail to honor patients’ end of life healthcare wishes.
US – npr
Article on the experimental Medicare Care Choices Model, where people with advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or AIDS will be able to receive a range of hospice services, even as they continue to see their regular health providers for treatment of the illness.
Should a dying patient talking to a psychiatrist be diagnosed with adjustment disorder related to death?
Sunrise Rounds blog
Dr James Salwitz proposes creating ‘The Suicide Certificate’, a legal checklist, which once complete would allow the individual to die by their own hand, but in a controlled and definite manner.
The Guardian – Global development professionals network
The researcher behind a recent Lancet study says we have overestimated the AIDS epidemic and underestimated malaria deaths.
The increasing urbanisation of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda.
Feature about Mary Otieno, who was selected to attend palliative training organized by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA).