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Only 2% of the Indian population have access to palliative care

With only a small fraction of patients being treated, local Indian health organizations decided to team up to help inform the local palliative patients, their...

Funding shortages in the UK are forcing hospices to close

Hospices, largely funded by charities, are foreclosing and more will follow if no measures will be taken. Staff Shortages The Observer revealed that UK’s National...

Portugal’s fifth crematory to be opened in September 2020

In southern Europe, cremations are slowly gaining favor . Traditionally countries, with strong Catholic or Orthodox backgrounds, like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal have buried...

Jerusalem digs deep for new burial grounds

Jerusalem is a small and highly demanded location to be buried in, not only for locals, but religious people around the world.  Unfortunately there just...

Krueger family funeral home connects to the local community by sponsoring life saving initiatives

In Tomahawk, Winsconson, United States funeral director Karen Gauerke of the Krueger Family Funeral Home helps to save lives in the local community. The funeral...

Greece opens the country’s first ever cremation facility

It’s hard to imagine, but just a few short months ago if you passed away in Greece and wanted to be cremated the only option...

Japanese save thousands buying plots before tax increase kicks in

Japan is increasing the tax rate and Japanese consumers are trying to save, where they can, on long term purchases including death care packages for...

New virtual reality program encourages multidisciplinary approach in palliative care

Tufts University is the process of testing a new pilot VR program to help create collaboration within the hospital setting. They are especially interested in...

Paris opens first green cemetery

Parisians will now be able to reduce their carbon footprints even after death: A 17,000-square-foot section with 150 green-burial plots has opened in the Southern...