World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 1 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

5 Holistic Pain Relief Therapies for Palliative Care Patients

Nigeria – Nigeria Today

Palliative care is care that provides pain relief, and is used with curative measures, but does not act towards a cure on its own. In other words, it helps make patients more comfortable as they struggle against serious illnesses.

One last magical trip

US – The Republic

Walt Disney World in Florida is the most popular theme park worldwide with more than 52 million visitors annually. Among its regulars is Jane Ellen Watkins of Columbus.

Palliative Care Australia art competition encourages all to talk about death

Australia – The Canberra Times

It was the grace a family member held until the very end that inspired Kate McCormack to embody that through art.

Providing Effective Palliative Care

US – The Hospitalist

Although effective palliative care has always been a must-have for patients and caregivers facing serious illness, it hasn’t always been readily available. With the emergence of value-based healthcare models—and their potent incentives to reduce avoidable readmissions—there is renewed hope that such care will be accessible to those who need it.

Understanding palliative care

Australia – ABC

Palliative care expert Associate Professor Jennifer Philip talks about increasing community awareness about death plus lawyer Katie Miller looks at how the digital age is affecting law.

A home from home for Japan’s elderly

Singapore – The Straits Times

The part of her room which Ms Kuni Kuriyama likes the most is a 5m-long stretch of wooden cabinets below the windows.

The way we die: elderly need end-of-life options

Malta – Times of Malta

It is illegal to help someone kill themselves in Malta. But what if someone is dying in great pain?

Views and Ideas from Public Sought to Improve Palliative Care Experiences

ehospice Ireland

An island-wide group, committed to achieving the best possible quality of life for people with serious and life limiting illness, is seeking new members to join its ranks.

What a shoe?

ehospice Kenya

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.”― Shannon L. Alder. Majority of palliative care patients have lost almost everything because of the state of their illness; friends, families, property, fame, dignity and other basic human rights.

Help shape new hospice leadership modules for Masters Course

ehospice UK

Hospice UK is asking its members for ideas and suggestions to help develop a brand new set of modules focusing on hospice leadership for a Masters course aimed at hospice staff.

“Hot” Topics regulatory/quality webinar

ehospice USA

This Webinar on August 23 will help hospice providers stay up to speed on the latest burning issues in quality, regulatory and compliance.

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