World Hospice and Palliative Care Day highlights the importance of Universal Health Coverage for those with life limiting illness

Author: Kate Jackson, WHPCA 13 October 2017 On 14 October, over 150 events in more than 45 countries around the world will celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices for Hospices 2017. The [...]

Los demás días

14 de octubre: Día Mundial de los Cuidados Paliativos

La muerte es inevitable; el dolor no. Todos merecemos conservar la calidad de vida, tal como la definamos cada uno, hasta el último aliento. 03/10/2017 3:17 Gina Tarditi A LA MEMORIA DE RENÉ Esta fecha [...]

Doctors want to give their cancer patients every chance. But are they pushing off hard talks too long?

By BOB TEDESCHI @bobtedeschi SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 A new generation of immune-boosting therapies has been hailed as nothing short of revolutionary, shrinking tumors and extending lives. When late-stage cancer patients run out of other options, some [...]

Nursing homes provide palliative care for older persons in Bogotá

Author: Dr Katherine Irene Pettus, Advocacy Officer, IAHPC 23 August 2017 Although the dominant culture in Colombia traditionally values familial care for dependent elders, that culture is being eroded by the modern imperative of small [...]

International organisations call for inclusion of palliative care in WHO NCD document

25 August 2017 The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network have submitted a response to the WHO online consultation on the draft outcome document for Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on [...]