World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

End-of-life issues aren’t always simple

US – Denver Post

Jean Oksner, 80, has been discussing advance care decisions and how she wants everything to be handled once she is no longer able to voice her wishes. Her son Jerry, 53, said he appreciates his mom’s effort to make sure he and his brothers would not be conflicted or in doubt if and when that time comes.

When Medicine and Faith Define Death Differently

US – The Atlantic

In Portland, Maine, a counselor helps the city’s Somali Muslim community navigate the ethical complexities of U.S. health care.

Euthanasia is not palliative care, European bishops’ commission emphasizes

Catholic World News

A working group of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has published an opinion on palliative care.

The role of spiritual care in a holistic approach to paediatric palliative care in Cameroon

ehospice International Children’s edition

An interesting piece by International Children’s Palliative Care Network(ICPCN) guest blogger, Joshua Ngwang Menang. Joshua reflects on the importance of spiritual care in the African country of Cameroon.

Baroness Finlay urges hospices to provide continuity of care

ehospice UK

Palliative and end of life care is “an emergency service” – so the hospice movement needs to do more to provide continuity of care, Baroness Finlay said during the William Hoare Inaugural Lecture held this week at the House of Lords.

Cancer death rates continue to decline reports CDC

ehospice USA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released “Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012)” that shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancer sites for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations.

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