World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 10 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Adelaide paediatric ICU nurse becomes end-of-life photographer

Australia – ABC

We photograph births, birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries, yet the final chapter of a person’s life is often left undocumented.

No one has to die alone: Palliative care lends a helping hand

Singapore – Jakarta Post

Since it was set up in 1989, HCA Hospice Care has cared for over 55,500 patients or over 3,700 annually, with team members on call around the clock to prevent patients from making unnecessary trips to the hospital to get help.

MPs to debate assisted dying legislation

UK – The Guardian

Private member’s bill to adopt Lord Falconer’s draft regulations that would allow terminally ill people the right to die subject to checks by doctors and a judge.

German parliament introduces bills on assisted suicide

Germany – Deutsche Welle

Germany’s Bundestag has been presented with two draft bills aimed at expanding suicide help for patients with no hope of recovery. The right to die has been a hotly debated topic across Europe in recent years.

Hospice agrees deal to speed up patient transfer

UK – Loughborough Echo

A new partnership has been launched with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough which enables them to offer faster support for patients being transferred from the region’s hospitals.

Midsummer Ball raises £400,000 for UK children’s charity

ehospice International Children’s

Patron Simon Cowell hosted Together for Short Lives’ Midsummer Ball in support of seriously ill children and their families, raising an amazing £400,000 to help families get the care and support they need to make the most of precious time together.

Doctors shown to have impact on end of life choices for patients

ehospice Canada

Patients were 27 percent more likely to enroll in hospice care if their doctor was in the top 10 percent of doctors using hospice care compared to patients whose doctors were in the bottom 10 percent.

Surviving cancer: Nessa Temlett’s breast cancer journey

ehospice South Africa

In June 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I had just turned 42.

Improving every patient’s journey by sharing data to coordinate end of life care

ehospice UK

After being chosen as an early adopter to pilot EPaCCS in Cheshire, East Cheshire Hospice has already seen some fantastic results – including improved quality and clinical effectiveness and an improved patient experience.

Pallimed celebrates 10th anniversary

ehospice USA

Pallimed Editor Christian Sinclair shares some reflections on the 10th anniversary of the invaluable online resource.

JAMA article focuses on quality of life at end of life

ehospice USA

The Journal of the America Medical Society published an article by writer Rita Rubin looking at the ways that quality of life factor into the experience at the end of life.

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