Out of Pocket (OOP) Health Care Spending in India
In these days of discussion about improving access to pain relief and palliative care in India, and in all developing countries, it is important to [...]
Global Mapping of Palliative Care Provisions
“42% of the world’s countries have no palliative care services” A quote from the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) 2011 update of the global mapping of palliative [...]
Palliative Care Neglected Worldwide: Tens of Millions Face Death in Agony
In their 128-page report, “Global State of Pain Treatment: Access to Palliative Care as a Human Right“, Human Rights Watch (HRW) highlights the fact that tens of [...]
Two out of three Brits want to die at home…
The DEMOS report, Dying for Change, finds that two out of three Britishers would prefer to die at home, but actually 60% of them die [...]
Record 1.56 Million US Patients Receive Hospice Care
A new report from The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization shows that a record 1.56 million of all people, an estimated 41.6 percent, who died [...]
We all love children, right? Yet we are so cruel to them.
When a child is in agonizing pain, if you have the means at your disposal to relieve that pain safely, yet refuse to use them, [...]
Is India the Worst Place to Die?
India has the 4th largest GDP in the world, but, in terms of providing palliative care, it ranks even lower than Uganda – an economy [...]