WHO Guide Steers Care for Advanced Cancer Patients

The World Health Organization has released a guide to help caregivers ease the suffering of people who are in the advanced stages of cancer. WHO said the guide is based on consultations with more than 70 leading cancer experts around the world, and it identifies highly effective, low-cost public health models to care for terminally ill cancer patients, especially in developing countries.

"Palliative care: cancer control knowledge into action" was released for Oct. 6's World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Palliative care includes pain relief and management of symptoms for any patient with a terminal disease, from diagnosis to death. WHO said an estimated 4.8 million people suffering from moderate to severe pain caused by cancer do not receive treatment.

"Everyone has a right to be treated, and die, with dignity. The relief of pain -- physical, emotional, spiritual, and social - is a human right," said Dr. Catherine Le Galès-Camus, WHO's assistant director-general for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. "Palliative care is an urgent need worldwide for people living with advanced stages of cancer, particularly in developing countries, where a high proportion of people with cancer are diagnosed when treatment is no longer effective."

Of the 58 million deaths worldwide in 2005, 7.6 million were due to cancer, with more than 70 percent of all cancer deaths occurring in developing countries, the agency says. Visit www.who.int/cancer/media/FINAL-PalliativeCareModule.pdf for a PDF version of the guide.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Comply with OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

    Collect relevant incident data and generate accurate OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 regulatory reports, including 300A CSV files for easy electronic submission to OSHA.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus