The first ever hospice in Russia for children with terminal illnesses is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Times of India
The Government Cancer Hospital in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, is to reserve five beds for terminally ill cancer patients so that they can receive palliative care.
India- Pallium India
Dr Rajagopal, chairman of Pallium India, writes about the International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF) and the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI), two major developments in the global palliative care scene in the recent years.
US- New America Media
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), less than 10% of Latinos use hospice services.
US- New York Times
Article on the recent recommendations by the Food and Drug Administration on tightening how doctors prescribed the most commonly used narcotic painkillers.
UK- Marie Curie blog
Dr Annmarie Nelson, deputy director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff, writes about their research into the experiences of patients taking part in studies, especially clinical trials of drugs.
Dr Anthony Herbert, a palliative care paediatrician at Children’s Health Queensland, writes about the misconceptions around the early introduction of children to palliative care.
One of the more seldom seen but important late side effects of cancer and its treatments is the development of severe distress. This is very similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and is called past-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).