Uganda urged to consider palliative care ‘an urgent humanitarian need’

With more than 200,000 Ugandans  in need of palliative care and only 10 percent currently receiving it, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised an urgent increase in access to palliative care services for patients with life-threatening infections. WHO advisor on HIV/AIDS, Dr Innocent Nuwagira, speaking on behalf of the country representative Dr Joachim Saweka, […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Click on the article headings to view abstracts Gender differences in prevalence of depression among patients receiving palliative care: the role of dependency Hayes RD, Lee W, Rayner L, et al. Palliat Med 2011. [Epub ahead of print] In the community, depression is more common in women than […]

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Andrew Lansley announced as keynote speaker at ‘Widening Horizons’ conference

Secretary of state for health, Andrew Lansley, will deliver the keynote address at the Help the Hospices conference ‘Widening Horizons’ on 26 September 2011. Andrew Lansley’s appearance comes at a pivotal time for the sector, and acknowledges both his support and recognition of the hospice sector to date. To register, or for more information about […]

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Give me the pills she said – promise when I want to you’ll help me take them all. I don’t want to shit in my chair, feel worthless, I want to choose with whom, how and when I fall. Give me the drugs he said, I’ll take any chance with science – if my skin […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Click on the article headings to view the abstracts A systematic review of combination step III opioid therapy in cancer pain: An EPCRC opioid guideline project Fallon MT, Laird BJ. Palliat Med 2011; 25 (5): 597-603 As the use of combinations of opioids is a common clinical practice […]

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