The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network has launched a survey to gether feedback from its members.
Dr Nandini Vallath and Dr MR Rajagopal provide an update on recent policy changes in India.
Dr Katherine Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Officer, describes some recent initiatives.
Prof Scott A Murray on the recently published EAPC toolkit on developing palliative care in the community.
US – Forbes
New report findings indicate a surge of public support for giving terminally ill patients greater control of their end of life care.
The Washington Post
On Tuesday the Annals of Internal Medicine is publishing four commentaries touching on the issues raised in the report from the Institute of Medicine on “Dying in America.”
Australia – ABC Open
Blog on accessing healthcare outside the capital cities.
“It seems that everywhere we look today new conversations about death and dying are occurring – everywhere, that is, except between doctors and their patients.”
“Avoiding the label of ‘incompatible with life’ and introducing a family to a ‘life limiting illness’ can redirect a conversation and will highlight the true meaning of individualised, dignified, and comfort care,” writes Lanise Shortell.
Little Stars blog
Guest blog by Sister Frances Dominica who writes: “The development of paediatric palliative care and its gradual spread across all continents seeks to address that experience of isolation.”
Sierra Leone has overtaken neighbouring Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola cases, the latest World Health Organization figures suggest.
Last week’s World Cancer Congress in Melbourne heard several speakers discuss the availability – or otherwise – of opioids for pain relief.
ehospice International children’s edition
A groundbreaking ceremony took place last month for the building of the very first hospice for children and young adults in Austria.
The Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP) has called for immediate action by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to avert crisis for thousands of patients as a spike in unaddressed medicine hits the region.
Application cycle is open for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Exam.