World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

In 40 states, a new focus on end of life care and counselling

US – Herald

Beginning next year, the federal government will conduct a five-year, 40-state experiment to determine whether there is a better way to help elderly Americans come to grips with terminal illnesses and prepare to die.

Failing patients with heart failure

US – New York Times

Patients with heart disease are more likely to suffer excessively at the end of life than those with other conditions. While surveys show that people overwhelmingly want to die at home, patients with cardiovascular disorders are much less likely to do so than patients with other diseases, such as cancer.

The end of life is different for Holocaust survivors

US – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish hospice chaplains confront the emotional and medical complexities of death and dying every day, but Holocaust survivors present special challenges.

Cancer survivors and carers say rehab programme is a ‘godsend’

UK – Warrington Guardian

Users of the service were speaking at an event to raise awareness of We’re Positive, which consists of two programmes which offer physical and psychological support delivered by St. Rocco’s Hospice and LiveWire.

Compass nurse practitioner receives first caregivers award

US – Star Democrat

Lisa Lister Adkins, a nurse practitioner on staff at Compass Regional Hospice, was the first recipient of the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award.

Palliative care home visits in Uganda with Joyce and Jane

ehospice Africa

Katherine Pettus, PhD, connects the experiences of two Ugandan patients, Joseph and Juma, to global opioid supply chain dynamics.

“I don’t have time for this!” New book on caring for ageing parents by Canadian author

ehospice Canada

Katherine Arnup, a long-time Ottawa resident, has just published a new book based her experiences caring for her sister and her parents when they were dying and on her 14 years as a residence volunteer at the May Court Hospice.

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices expand services into new areas

ehospice UK

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices announced last month that their community services are expanding to cover the areas of Ripley, Send and Merrow in North Guildford.