World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 10 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care means meeting the emotional needs of patients and families

Canada – Ottawa Sun

In the ever-evolving field of patient care, the days of doctors and nurses trying to meet only the medical needs of patients are a thing of the past. Now hospitals such as The Ottawa Hospital and Roger’s House have shifted their focus and integrated an emotional aspect to patient care, especially for those nearing the end of their life.

Hospice extends a helping hand to minority communities

UK – Herald Scotland

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice now boasts 60 ethnic volunteers and has developed relationships with religious leaders of many different faiths, and, as it seeks funding for a new purpose-built hospice in Bellahouston Park, it is hoping to expand its outreach programme.

Children’s hospices hit by cut to funding

UK – Sunday Express

Children’s hospices have suffered a severe cut to funding levels under the SNP, despite a written agreement to pay a quarter of annual running costs from the public purse.

Palliative care plea

Australia – Sunraysia Daily

Mildura GP Dr Mehdi Sanati pour says patients and nurses in the region’s palliative care sector need the support of a locally-based palliative care specialist.

Medicinal use of cannabis for cancer sought

New Indian Express

US doctor of Indian origin Sunil Aggarwal, who has been researching on cannabis and its positive implications for health, has strongly advocated for allowing its medicinal use in cancer and pain management in the country.

Hospice care aims to alter US culture

US – Toledo Blade

When a patient is admitted to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, either for home visitation or care at either its Toledo or Perrysburg facility, he is assigned a nurse and a social worker right away. Then a comprehensive assessment is made.

Greenwich Hospital announces graduates of oncology nursing fellowship program

US – Hamlet Hub

Greenwich Hospital announced the graduation of three nursing students – two from Fairfield University and one from Boston College – from the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program, first implemented at the hospital last summer.

The vet will see you now

ehospice Australia

The question whether veterinarians offer their charges higher quality service than is available to humans has surfaced in the UK.

Solving the myths about palliative care

ehospice Canada

Palliative care is still widely misunderstood by many Canadians. Here are 10 common myths we often encounter. Help dispel these myths by sharing the facts with family members and friends, colleagues, patients and client.

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