World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How Could Hospitalisations at the End of Life Have Been Avoided?

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.

Polish hospice offers inspiration for treatment of terminally ill

Ukraine Today

Volunteers worldwide work at the Katowice centre to provide round-the-clock care

End-of-life planning may be easier than we thought

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

Celebrate Social Workers!


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’.

Palliative Care Day Therapy – Interview with Jane Isaac

MyPal Podcast

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.

Integrating palliative care: stories of change from Zimbabwe

ehospice Africa

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.

Will natural burials get off the ground in the Blue Mountains?

ehospice Australia

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.

Student experience offers new perspective on life and hospice care

ehospice UK

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.

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