US- EMS World
A physician and a law professor aim to develop ethical guidelines for hospice workers throughout the US on when to report suspicions of assisted suicide.
US- India West
Major misperceptions about palliative and hospice care persist in immigrant communities in the US, including the Indian American community, according to palliative care health professionals.
US- The Wall Street Journal
Thousands of college courses on dying and mortality are being held nationwide in the US—and teaching lessons about life.
UK- The Stoke Sentinel
Staff from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the UK have visited New York to research how people with cancer can improve their body self-image.
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, you’re unusual if you don’t have a plan for your death. Some 96% of people who die in La Crosse have an advance directive or similar documentation.
Dr Albert Fuchs discusses his observations on opioid prescription in the US and calls for advice on the issue from pain specialists.
Out of the Pharmacy Classroom and Into Africa blog
University Professor KarenBeth Bohan writes about her visit to Uganda and Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala.
International Children’s edition
The 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care – A Global Gathering, is set to take place in Rome, Italy from 19 – 21 November 2014. Abstract submission deadline is 15 June.
First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities.
Interview with hospice care providers and administrators in Calgary, Alberta, about their experiences in the June 2013 floods that ravaged that city and the surrounding region.
‘Branding’ is currently a key topic of conversation around the Board table of many of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations.
Interview with Professor Cartwright, Director of Aged Services Learning and Research Collaboration (ASLaRC) at Southern Cross University, about how she got into the industry and what advice she has for women aspiring to make a career for themselves in the palliative and aged care sectors.
Interview with Dr Kate Granger, an elderly medicine registrar in Yorkshire who is living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.