The free app includes all of the features found across existing ehospice platforms: informative and interesting articles on the latest news and developments in hospice and end of life care, listings of job vacancies, details of conferences and other training events, and inspiring photo galleries.
Once you have opened the international edition of ehospice on the app, the 20 most recently published articles will be available for you to read offline (though you will need to be connected to the Internet in order to access any new articles we then publish).
ehospice was first launched in October 2012 with the aim of improving access to quality end of life care for those who need it, through providing a central platform where professionals can collaborate, share knowledge and learn from each, as well as keeping up to date with all the latest news in the sector.
Since its launch ehospice has continued to expand, with an Irish edition established this year – bringing the total number of ehospice editions to 13. The Android app joins the existing iOS app for Apple users, as well as mobile and desktop websites.
David Praill, ehospice chair, said: “The vision of ehospice is to improve patient care by ensuring everyone working in end of life care is part of a networked world.
“Launching an app for Android is the latest step in our mission to create a global online palliative care community, using the most up to date technology available. This is helping to reduce the isolation felt by many care providers and improve the experience of those receiving care.”