PLOS One – The Netherlands
Although many patients prefer to stay and die at home at the end of life, many are hospitalised. Little is known about how to avoid hospitalisations for patients living at home.
Volunteers worldwide work at the Katowice centre to provide round-the-clock care
South China Morning Post
Feng Chi-shun says making our wishes clear about the circumstances of our death is sensible, and also not as painful as some might imagine
March 2015 marks two events in the world of American hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) social worker: National Social Worker’s Month and the 60th anniversary of the National Association of Social Workers, our largest member organization. This year’s theme is ‘social work paves the way for change’.
Dr Amara Nwosu interviews Jane Isaac (Occupational Therapist at Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool) to discuss the role and services offered by of palliative care day therapy.
Island Hospice and Healthcare (Island) has pioneered the application of palliative care to vulnerable and at-risk populations in Zimbabwe, particularly children and youths suffering from HIV/AIDS and to surviving orphans of all ages.
Kerrie Noonan from Australia’s Groundswell Project is an advocate for natural burials which use a shroud or a biodegradable casket to bury a body in a shallow grave.
Physiotherapy student Ana is currently on placement at St Richard’s Hospice. She writes for ehospice about her experience of the hospice, how she felt starting her placement and what she has learnt so far.