Canada – Niagara This Week
Just one day after Statistics Canada revealed the number of seniors in this country has exceeded the number of young people aged 14 and under for the first time ever, an association representing hundreds of long-term care homes in Ontario issued an urgent plea for the province to make the care of seniors a priority.
US – Modern Healthcare
Most Americans say doctors should talk with their patients about their healthcare options at the end-stage of life and that Medicare and private insurance should pay for those conversations. Despite such views, a poll finds relatively few report ever having such discussions with a health professional.
Claudia Virdun explains the background to her longer research article selected as ‘Editor’s choice’ in the October issue of Palliative Medicine.
Canada – Osoyoos Times
Talking about and planning for death used to be a taboo subject for the average Canadian family, but thankfully those attitudes have changed and this societal attitude adjustment will make her job much easier moving forward, says the new boss at the Desert Valley Hospice Society.
UK – Gazette Live
One of Teesside’s most inspirational women, Mary Butterwick OBE, has died, it was announced last nght. Mrs Butterwick founded Butterwick Hospice Care in 1984. It evolved into Stockton’s Butterwick Hospice – where she died peacefully today, aged 91.
ehospice International Children’s
What makes children invisible within healthcare systems? The question was asked by Joan Marston, CEO of ICPCN on the final day of the HPCA-SA conference that took place in Durban, South Africa.
Former Chairman of Enterprise Ireland, Hugh Cooney, spoke openly about his terminal cancer diagnosis as he revealed that he has just weeks left to live.
The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care has partnered with NHPCO to offer a series of interprofessional webinars that provide enhanced clinical education on an array of topics relevant to every member of the team.
Tracy Livingstone, Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, explains how the hospice recently used technology to speed up recruitment of the right candidate to a vacant post.
National charity for hospice care Hospice UK has produced a short video to support hospices with their staff recruitment, by encouraging more healthcare professionals to consider a career in hospice care.
This year saw the Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation, founded by Mr. Moses Issaji, take a step in the right direction by hosting the first of its kind in the region, the Inaugural Cancer Gala. Hosted at the prestigious Hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski, the team saw to a sitting of 180 guests.