World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 10 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New ambitions unveiled for how care for the dying should be delivered at local level

UK – Huffington Post

This week sees the launch of a new national framework- Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care – which sets out clearly the actions that local health, social care and community leaders need to take to ensure the delivery of high quality end of life care.

Hospice Peterborough seeks $1M from Peterborough County in five-year commitment to care centre project at Langton House

Canada – Peterborough Examiner

Hospice Peterborough has never ran a deficit, making it a reliable finance partner, an agency representative told county councillors Wednesday in requesting $1,000,050 over five years for the Peterborough Care Centre project.

Full health record access for pharmacists ‘would reduce palliative care delays’

UK – Pharmaceutical Journal

Community pharmacists should be given read and write access to the health records of palliative care patients to reduce delays in receiving medicines, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland.

‘Grace Before Dying’ exhibit reveals prison hospice program

US – West Hartford News

A powerful photography and quilts exhibition, revealing the innovative in-house hospice program that helped to transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the U.S. into one of the least violent, has made its Connecticut debut.

I’m sorry, Doc… did you say ‘no treatment’?

EAPC blog

Dr Neel Bhuva, Senior Registrar in Clinical Oncology, London, UK, explains the background to his longer research article published in the September/October European Journal of Palliative Care.

Marie Curie’s volunteer companions improve care for those dying in hospital

ehospice UK

The Marie Curie Companion Service at Musgrove Park Hospital is helping enhance care and support for people who are dying. Project manager Julia Bearne tells us more about how the volunteer companions support those at the end of life and their families.

HPNA CHPN Certification Review Course offered at CTC 2015

ehospice USA

The HPNA CHPN Certification Review Course is being offered as one of the education programs that will be part of NHPCO’s 16th Annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive, October 14, 2015.

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