World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 1 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Valuing palliative care in global health

US – Global Health Hub

One may worry that helping people with terminal illness facing the ends of their lives does less for society than helping those who are younger with more potential. But sadly, in poorer areas of the world those with terminal illness are often not elderly

End of life rules linked to better palliative care, says health minister

Canada – CBC News

The minister of health in Newfoundland and Labrador says the province has not yet nailed down its position on a law to regulate physician assisted dying.

Independent review of NHS drug assessment to be completed by summer

UK – STV News

An independent review of the way drugs are assessed for use on the NHS is to be launched, Health Secretary Shona Robison announced today.

Dad aims for bereavement law for parents

Canada – Toronto Sun

Vince Leitao says the loss of his son to cancer was the most difficult journey of his life. Jonathan Leitao, 16, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in the spring of 2014 and died at the Hospital for Sick Children four months later.

Hospice Care While Serving Life in Prison

US – Michael Santos

Jimmy Hamilton served 30 years in federal prison. While incarcerated, he made a decision to live a life of meaning and relevance.

“Moments of Life” campaign a finalist in PR News Nonprofit Awards

ehospice USA

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that it’s public awareness campaign “Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice” is a finalist in the 2016 PR News CSR, Nonprofit and Diversity Awards programs.

Video series: Dementia and Caregiving

ehospice Canada

Hear from family caregivers as they share their personal experiences and talk about the importance of their social connections.

Walking the talk

ehospice Kenya

‘Easier said than done’ is such a common phrase that we all have used at some point or worse, used on us; especially in a world that has gone ‘mad’ with buzzing activities all over.

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