The net effect of palliative care: News from the Congress of the African Palliative Care Association
Africa – European Association of Palliative Care
Lukas Radbruch (EAPC liaison officer for collaboration with APCA, incoming chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) is in Johannesburg reporting on the 4th Congress of the African Palliative Care Association.
Russia – European Association of Palliative Care
On 4 September, the Russian Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Dr Alevtina Petrovna Khorinyak, a physician with more than 50 years’ experience who was sentenced for prescribing tramadol as pain relief to a terminally ill patient. The Court found a “technical irregularity” and ordered a re-trial with a new panel of judges, according to a statement by the Court’s press officer
Africa – health-e
Published by the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), this booklet is intended to help women living with HIV as well as cancer of the cervix, their families and others in the community who support them.
South Africa – allAfrica
Diederik Lohman is a senior researcher working on palliative care issues for Human Rights Watch. He spoke to Health-e about what palliative care is, why it matters and how a proposed policy in South Africa could help alleviate pain for thousands of patients.
The Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia is scheduled to open a new section of its hospice center
US – SF Gate
Canada – The Record.com
An article co-authored by Sharon Baxter, executive director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, explores the question: Who would speak for you and make health care decisions on your behalf if you were facing a life-threatening situation unable to communicate?
Africa – ehospice
Delegates at the APCA conference taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa were treated to a stimulating plenary session that included an inspiring talk on children’s palliative care by ICPCN Chief Executive, Joan Marston. Her topic ‘Providing quality palliative care and improving outcomes for children in Arica’.