The Irish Hospice Foundation
A new research report commissioned by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) reveals that the chances of dying at home or in hospital are dictated by where you live in Ireland.
Article by Dr Aoife Gleeson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, on her research project to explore the impact of MRSA in specialist palliative care.
Representatives from Pallium India traveled to Oman to conduct a workshop on palliative care for nurses and doctors.
Common complementary therapies found to have serious drug interactions or reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation treatment
The Huffington Post – blog
“If I have seen anything in my hospice work it is that the end of life need not be unnecessarily painful, emotionally or physically.”
“When people feel heard and appreciated, their emotions often decrease making them more able to think through the facts. They are able to think about situations that otherwise would be too frightening, scary or sad. They can begin to consider what their loved one would say about this new situation.”
The 2014 World Cancer Congress was launched in fine style in Melbourne on Wednesday, with delegates from around the world introduced to the local wildlife before addresses by a series of keynote speakers, setting the scene for the next three days of this major conference.
Leading Australian cancer authorities have released for public consultation comprehensive clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and reducing the harms associated with the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer.
Together for Short Lives has published an updated guide to support parents, carers or legal guardians making decisions about the critical care options for their child.
Laura Hamblin reports from the recent Hospice UK annual conference on how hospices can use data and outcome measures to make a difference.