Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY— Every morning, Dr Bùi Thị Thanh Huyền and her colleagues in the palliative care unit at HCM City Children’s Hospital make their rounds in the neonatal intensive care department to assess the need for palliative care, and then proceed with other rounds if they receive a request from other departments. The team, consisting of a doctor, nurse, psychologist and social worker, aims to relieve pain and other symptoms of patients who have serious, complex or life-threatening conditions, and to provide psychological and social support to their families. Huyền said: “Palliative care can improve the quality of life for a child and family during a serious illness and assist families in making difficult decisions about their child’s care.” The hospital’s palliative care unit for pediatric patients is the first of its kind in Việt Nam. Huyền recalled a recent case in which the … [Read more...] about Palliative care relieves suffering for both patients and families
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It was “not very reassuring,” Jeffrey Ordaniel told VnExpress, referring to the address by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore a week ago. Ordaniel, Research Fellow with the Pacific Forum, felt that while Mattis outlined what America wants to see in the so-called Indo-Pacific Region, he failed to clearly articulate how Washington could help smaller countries resist pressure and coercion from China. He could not even clearly commit to defend the Philippines, a mutual defense-treaty ally, in the South China Sea, Ordaniel noted. The South China Morning Post quoted the Defense Secretary as saying that the "the U.S. will continue to pursue a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, cooperating when possible and competing vigorously where we must … of course we recognize any sustainable Indo-Pacific order has a role for China." But the U.S. bark seems to lack bite, analysts feel. On May 23, the U.S. disinvited China … [Read more...] about Is the US going soft on China?
Fulbright University Vietnam, the first American-style, non-profit university in the country, has appointed a new chair to succeed her predecessor whose role at the school raised ethical questions. Helen Kim Bottomly, 72, served as President of Wellesley College in the U.S., the world's top-ranked college for women, from 2007 to 2016, Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) announced in a statement on Wednesday. An immunobiologist and scientist, Bottomly was a faculty member at Yale University between 1980 and 2007, and also served as Yale’s Deputy Provost. She is an elected member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Inventors. “The opportunity to help create a new liberal arts university in Vietnam is a worthwhile and important endeavor. The energy and dynamism of Vietnam’s young people makes Vietnam a particularly special place to create a new institution of higher learning,” Bottomly said, … [Read more...] about Fulbright University Vietnam assigns new chair to replace controversial predecessor
President of Harvard University, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust had a speech about the war between Vietnam and the US during a visit to the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities on March 23. Belows is the whole speech: For more than three decades before I became president of Harvard, I worked as a scholar and teacher of history. For that reason it gives me special pleasure to be here at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, one of Vietnam’s preeminent centers for historical study. It also means a great deal to me to be here in your country, for important parts of our national histories have been intertwined in ways that have affected all of us. What you know as the War of National Salvation Against the Americans—what we call “Vietnam”—indelibly shaped those of us coming of age in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Even though I never came within 8,000 miles of your country during those years, its names and places have … [Read more...] about Harvard president talks about Vietnam war