World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 10 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Adequate pain control unlikely to decrease survival in mesothelioma patients

Egypt – Surviving Mesothelioma

Giving advanced mesothelioma patients and others with advanced cancer enough medication to keep their pain in check will not hasten their death, despite misconceptions to the contrary.

RNAO celebrates milestone anniversary with international flare

Canada – Newswire

The global influence and impact of Ontario’s nurses will be on display next week as representatives from around the world gather for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) 90th annual general meeting (AGM).

Vast majority of ‘critical care’ workers suffer from exhaustion

The Portugal News

Close to thirty percent of health professionals working in palliative or intensive care units are physically or emotionally exhausted, according to a new Portuguese study that assessed over 350 doctors and nurses from 19 different units.

After losing daughter, head of hospice pediatric unit devotes herself to easing families’ pain

US – Penn Live

Sometimes a single event in life becomes a calling. For Catherine Morefield, it was the short life of her daughter, Sarah, born 22 years ago.

The Moroccan experience in palliative care

ehospice Africa

In recent years, Morocco has taken significant strides to incorporate palliative care into its services. Read this report by APCA board member Mati Nejmi, MD, to learn how.

Government needs to ensure that carer wellbeing is at the centre of reform

ehospice Australia

Carers Australia says that with the Federal Government considering how best to develop an integrated approach to carer support, it is essential that as the invisible workforce of the health, aged, disability and mental health sectors carers must receive services in their own right.

Introduction of a VAT refund scheme for UK hospices

ehospice UK

A VAT refund scheme for UK hospices, worth an estimated £25 million per year, was passed into law at the end of March as part of the Finance Act 2015.

Patient success story: meet ThembiNkosi Mayisela

ehospice South Africa

Today’s story is about the good work of Living Hope and how they transformed the life of a young man, ThembiNkosi Mayisela within a space of 6 months.

Issues of aging the focus in Washington Post

ehospice USA

Articles on the theme “tending to mind and body for the long haul” were the focus of this week’s Health & Science section published by The Washington Post.

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