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25 December 2019
The Rwandan government is on a mission to get palliative care to everyone who needs it by creating their own morphine instead of being beholden to pharmaceutical companies driven by profit. Using Uganda's simple recip...
25 November 2019
Liquid morphine offers a low-tech, low-dose alternative to other opioids when it comes to pain management. Uganda has taken steps to increase palliative care by allowing nurses to prescribe doses of morphine to patien...
26 February 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, d...
1 October 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Medical schools in Massachusetts are starting to teach students palliative care methods. Instead of trying to cure every ailment, students are introduced to the idea of an end-of-life treatment plan without exhausting...
12 September 2018
Torrance, California, United States
The Medicare system is struggling with rising costs and a rapidly aging population, but one solution to the issue might be to encourage people to lay out end-of-life plans and wishes before a health crisis. The Provid...
20 June 2018
Peel, Ontario, Canada
Over 3000 Words
Dementia units and long-term care homes for the elderly are often desolate and lonely places, with harried workers attempting to meet the needs of their patients while also meeting government-set metrics of success. F...
10 May 2017
To remove stigmas around discussing death and end of life care, four terminally ill people have been delivering stand up comedy routines about their situations. Through humor, the Laughing At Death foundation hopes In...
6 April 2017
Over 3000 Words
Mongolia, under the influence of Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren, has become very advanced in its palliative care. Patients are given full information about their diagnosis, are provided with the proper pain medications, fami...
19 March 2017
San Diego, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
End of life planning is a thorny issue, but a pre-hospice program in San Diego is working to address the tough conversations and place seniors in care for their final years. They found that by bringing care to patient...
12 January 2017
Seattle, Washington, United States
People who are homeless and have a terminal illness usually end up in the emergency room which is more expensive and less effective. The UW Medicine’s Harboview Medical Center is the first U.S. program that sends mobi...
8 October 2016
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
A stand-alone hospice in the city of Bengaluru is the sole provider of end-of-life care for the terminally ill in the region. Having helped nearly 11,000 patients and trained nursing aids during a six-month course to ...
12 January 2016
Under 800 Words
The palliative care system in Kerala, India, has been singled out as a beacon of hope in offering the possibility of a dignified death to everyone by safely providing morphine.
3 January 2016
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Uganda has the best quality of death among low-income countries, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit. Its success stems in part from the strictly regulated but available supply of morphine, which is distribute...
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