Today, 10th October 2015, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (#WHPCDay15). This year’s theme, “Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients”, puts the focus on people with palliative care needs who may struggle with access to palliative care, “including children, LGBT individuals, HIV prisoners, soldiers and those living in rural settings.” Below are some recent articles from around the web, drawing attention to some of the “hidden lives” in palliative care.
Here’s the latest collection of reads for your weekend, with palliative care news from around the world, research and social media advice, and a palliative pet care story. As always, please enjoy and share your thoughts in the comments below.
Today is World Refugee Day, at a time when world refugee numbers are at their highest since WWII. A new Palliative Care in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (PALCHE) network has launched to help address the unmet palliative care needs of the world’s >60 million refugees. Read about it (and find out how to get involved) at ehospice.