US – Medical XPress
Persistent inequalities based on a person’s race, gender, level of education and earlier income, among other factors, shape options and quality of life at the end of life.
UK – The Mirror
Volunteers at St Gemma’s Hospice charity shop in Leeds are hoping to track down a man who anonymously donated his wife’s vintage wedding dress, leaving a touching note attached.
As Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg opens up after her husband’s death, an expert offers advice on how to approach those who have lost a loved one.
US – NHPCO
More and more Americans are facing advanced illness, aging with multiple chronic health conditions, and lack the resources to plan for their care and obtain the support they need for themselves and their families. The Care Planning Act of 2015, legislation that includes provisions to assist in navigating complex health care needs and address challenges in advance care planning, has been introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
ehospice South Africa
Like most people, Sharon Cloete had preconceived ideas about hospice and hospice care in an in-patient unit: “I believed that you go there to die, but I’ve since discovered that’s not the case.”
Identifying ways of providing out of hours care which help patients stay in their place of choice has been rated the top research priority for palliative care in Ireland.
New research from the Institute for Volunteering Research and the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, shows how hospice volunteers continue to build bridges between hospices and the wider world.