World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A new era in cancer care in India

India – The Hindu

Four years after the National Cancer Grid (NCG) was formed to link cancer centres across the country, the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) on Wednesday launched a virtual platform where these centres — up from 14 in 2012 to 85 now — will share their patient data, a site at This step is important as it enables mapping of cancer patterns and, crucially, will throw up national data on the malady; this could, in turn, form the backbone of studies on cancer prevention.

Bereavement teams to be placed in all maternity hospitals

Ireland – The Irish Times

Bereavement specialist teams will be established in all maternity hospitals to support parents dealing with a pregnancy loss or the death of a baby with a fatal foetal anomaly.

Avoiding opioid misuse

Canada – The Observer

Palliative care physicians like Dr. Glen Maddison (Opioid-plan opposed, The Observer Aug. 4) are rightly concerned that the new Ontario policy to restrict high dose opioid treatments should not compromise the pain relief required by terminally ill patients. He is right to propose that these be covered under the Palliative Care Facilitated Access program.

Americans need to have new conversations about death

US – National Catholic Reporter

About 40 years ago, dying in America changed dramatically because, as author Ann Neumann notes, “the definition of death changed in the 1970s.”

Canada’s prisoners face too many injustices

Canada – Toronto Star

For more than 40 years, prisoners on Aug. 10th pay tribute to all those who have died while in custody. On this day in 1974, Eddie Nalon committed suicide in an administrative segregation cell at Millhaven Institution, sparking this annual vigil and call for justice.

I’m a Christian With Stage IV Cancer. I Want Death With Dignity.

US – Time

A devout Christian explains her decision in the context of her faith.

Palliative Care Targets Quality of Life

US – Kiplinger

Palliative care makes it possible to treat the symptoms of serious illness without giving up quality of life

Spirituality in palliative care

ehospice Kenya

Spiritual care is defined as the care which recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness and can include the need for meaning, for self worth, to express oneself, for faith support, perhaps for rites or prayer or sacrament, or simply for a sensitive listener.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

ehospice South Africa

As we continue our #Hospicevisits at Abundant Life we meet Kathy Booysen who is a true example of strength amongst the challenges she encountered.

New campaign launched to improve children’s palliative care provision

ehospice UK

Earlier this week, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) launched a new campaign asking people to do ‘just one thing’ to improve access to palliative care for children around the world.

KCH&PC names new president and CEO

ehospice USA

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care promotes COO David Wiley to top leadership position.

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