Palliative Care News Update – September (2)

For the month of September (2)

Australia

Change cultural taboo around dying

Australia – DPS News |While many view conversations on death as a taboo, such conversations are necessary to pave the way forward for palliative care.

Working could help terminally ill 

Pro Bono AustraliaContrary to popular belief, working could actually be more beneficial for the terminally ill.

Push for palliative care

ABC News Increased funding for palliative care services could lead to significant savings in health costs

Uptake of advance care planning increasing among providers

Australian Ageing Agenda | Following the implementation of a national palliative care program for residential aged care, more people are moving towards advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Malaysia

Easing pain through palliative care

Borneo – The Borneo PostThis article highlights the nature of the palliative care services provided for by the Palliative Care Association Miri.

Japan

Government to widen support for cancer patients

The Japan NewsAs part of the Government’s measures to increase support for cancer patients, palliative care coordinators will be introduced to ease patients’ concerns about receiving palliative care.

New Zealand

Euthanasia: Is it up to public opinion?

Nelson Mail | The role of palliative care for the terminally ill removes the need for legalising physician – assisted suicide.

Singapore

Let’s talk about living and dying well, today

Asia OneThe writer shares about the importance of having end of life conversations. Contrary to taboo and popular belief, such conversations do not hasten death, instead they put life into better perspective.

Thailand

Ignorance stymies palliative care

Bangkok Post | The main hindrance towards receiving palliative care is a misconception of what it actually entails.