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Palliative and End-of-Life Communication With Nurse Comfort

Communication is a key component of palliative and end-of-life care. Little is known about comfort with palliative and end-of-life communication among nurses working in rural and urban settings. Descriptive analyses of the sample (N = 252) identified statistically significant results differences for age and experience; rural nurses were older and more experienced. Urban nurses reported less comfort than did rural nurses based on composite score analysis and reported less comfort than did rural nurses in talking with patients and families about "end-of-life decisions".

To Improve Healthcare Services: Sri Lanka and World Bank Partner

Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed a $200 million loan agreement to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project will benefit the people in Sri Lanka by increasing the quality of primary health care services and focusing on the detection and management of non-communicable diseases, responding to the changing health needs of the population and targeting the most vulnerable.

Budget 2019: Need To Lift GST On Health Insurance Premiums

The current healthcare scenario of the nation leaves much to desire. Firstly, it is quite alarming that out-of-pocket expenditure in India is an incredulous 62%. If we compare with other nations, India’s out-of-pocket is way higher and quite distressing.

While it is unfair to compare our numbers with that of developed nations where the out-of-pocket expense is 10-12%, it is also nowhere near the peer BRICS nations of Russia (40%), China (30%), Brazil (25%) and even South Africa (6.5%). Moreover, inflation rates for medical treatment in India are frightening and as the global trends show, it will keep rising. Today medical inflation stands between 12%-15%.

Recovery From Shoulder Pain: By Positive Self Belief

People are more likely to recover from shoulder pain if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and University of Hertfordshire. Researchers studied more than 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that those who expected physiotherapy would help them were likely to recover more than those who expected minimal or no benefit.

Children Living With HIV Are Not Aware of Their Illness In Malawi

Almost two thirds of children living with HIV in Malawi were not informed about their HIV status by their primary caregivers, new research led by Curtin University found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that the child's lack of ability to cope with the news, a lack of knowledge on how to disclose the condition, and a fear of stigma and discrimination were the main reasons for non-disclosure by the primary caregiver.