World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 1 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Local hospice society recognised as a leader

Canada – Truro Daily News

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society has been highlighted as a successful model by the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

Collaboration announced between California State University Institute for Palliative Care and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

US – PR Newswire

John Mastrojohn announced a new collaboration between the CSU Institute for Palliative Care and NHPCO, giving NHPCO members expanded access to palliative educational programming.

Clinical data indicate patient-specific risks for chemotherapy-related hospitalisation

US – Healio

Individual patient clinical data available in electronic health records may predict the risk for palliative chemotherapy-related hospitalisation, according to study results.

Standing room only at the premiere of the Little Stars documentary in Taipei

ehospice International Children’s

The much anticipated Little Stars movie was screened for the first time before the opening ceremony of the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference being held in Taipei.

Improving the cancer journey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

ehospice UK

The Mary Seacole Research Centre (MSRC) at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has just published its findings from recent research into the care and treatment experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people diagnosed with cancer.

Wise choice all round

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia welcomes this week’s announcement by key Australian health and medical professional organisations embracing the Choosing Wisely initiative.

The Power of 10: Let’s talk about Hospice Palliative Care

ehospice Canada

This year’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week campaign is titled “The Power of 10: Let’s talk about Hospice Palliative Care” and encompasses the idea of using our social circles to spread the message on the importance of quality hospice palliative care in our country.

National leadership conference begins in DC area

ehospice USA

Russel Portenoy, MD, was presented with the Galen MIller Leadership Award at the opening plenary session of NHPCO’s annual Management and Leadership Conference.

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