Understanding prognostic factors, work-related costs, role of the employer and innovative interventions in relation to work in cancer survivors might progress the understanding of other patients with long-term conditions therefore the knowledge resulting from CANWON will benefit a wide range of patient groups.
This consensus statement describes twelve key recommendations for supportive care during treatment in low- and middle-income countries, identified by an expert international panel as part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit for Supportive Care, which was held in October 2012, in Vienna, Austria.
Hospice Foundation has begun filming a new documentary in Sub-Saharan Africa about children who care for dying parents.
via Road to Hope.
As part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit, an expert international panel identified thirteen key resource recommendations for supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer. The recommendations are presented in three resource-stratified tables: health system resource allocations, resource allocations for organ-based metastatic breast cancer, and resource allocations for palliative care.
The 20th International Congress on Palliative Care will be held in Montreal, Canada in September 2014.
Last week, the WPCA attended an informal dialogue in Geneva as part of the WHO consultation on the global coordination mechanism on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
A small charity in England has launched an innovative online scheme which hopes to raise funds for palliative care services across the world.
A leading palliative care researcher at Edge Hill University has been made trustee of Hospice Africa UK.
This work explores a) the use of e-health systems in the context of palliative care and b) the information needs of patients, care givers and healthcare professionals in palliative care. To achieve this we conducted a systematic literature review and interviewed health professionals in Germany, Peru, and Chile. All countries have in common that specific e-health systems are rarely used in this context and the presence of a gradient of available care between rural and urban areas.