World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 10 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

The terminally ill cherish memory of wishes fulfilled

Singapore – The Straits Times

The Rotary My Wish project was started in 2008 to fulfil the yearnings or aspirations of dying adults. To date, it has helped to fulfil the wishes of 110 adults.

Palliative Care Clinic starts in National Cancer Institute, Maharagama, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – APHN

This start of this clinic in Sri Lanka’s National Cancer Institute marked an important milestone in the palliative care movement in Sri Lanka.

Quebec’s assisted dying law will proceed as scheduled, pending Appeal Court hearing

Canada – CBC News

Quebec will go ahead with its medically assisted dying law as planned, with Quebec’s highest court to hear arguments on 18 December after province appeals suspension of right-to-die law.

Group encouraging doctors to sign letter against assisted suicide

The New Zealand Herald

A group opposed to euthanasia is encouraging more doctors to sign a new open letter objecting to assisted suicide.

Increase in US life expectancy has stalled, CDC report confirms

US – Yahoo! News

Americans’ life expectancy has remained unchanged for a third straight year, following decades in which it had steadily risen, according to government statistics published Wednesday.

Still here

ehospice UK

After a terminal cancer diagnosis, Helen Andrews is surprised to find herself ‘still here’ and preparing for Christmas.

Together for Short Lives publishes factsheet to help families discuss child’s condition

ehospice UK

Together for Short Lives has published a new addition to its series of family factsheets, entitled ‘Talking with your child about their life-limiting condition’.

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