World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care team deals with end of life issues – Goal is to relieve suffering, improve quality of life

US – Midland Reporter-Telegram

When patients and families openly discuss advance care planning, including end of life issues and advanced directives, they are less distressed and more at peace when a crisis hits that may signal end of life.

Hospice appeal for messages to lost loved ones

Irish Independent

RTÉ star Miriam O’Callaghan says her family keep her late sister Anne and father Jerry at the heart of their festive celebrations by remembering them at Christmas time.

‘Dying with dignity’ is just a lie

Australia – Daily Telegraph

“Dying with dignity” is a euphemism. It purports to say something ennobling; it means something entirely menacing, writes Peter Comensoli.

A doctor’s view on assisted suicide

US – New Boston Post

This month, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health heard testimony on H1991, which if passed would add our state to the growing list of those that permit physician-assisted suicide.

EAPC Early Researcher Award 2016 – Reasons to apply!

EAPC blog

Since 2009, through its Early Researcher Award, the European Association for Palliative Care has recognised and supported the work of scientists and clinicians who make an outstanding contribution to palliative care research.

Dying at home a more likely option for people living in Perth

ehospice Australia

It’s a sad statistic many ehospice readers will know well. Across Australia, only 14% of people die at home, though many more would like to. But there is a significant exception to the rule and it occurs in Perth. ehospice explores why.

Hospice UK Conference 2015 report – day one

ehospice UK

Hospice UK’s annual conference was officially opened Tuesday morning by Hospice UK chair Lord Howard of Lympne.

Charities join forces to fund research into cancer, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimers

ehospice Ireland

Four Irish health charities have joined forces in a unique call for research proposals to identify ways to reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Broken yet holding on

ehospice Kenya

We all have different versions of what love is and in most cases we perceive it as such gestures as sending flowers to our loved ones, remembering their special moments like birthdays, reminding them what they mean in your life… to say the least.

Inspirational winners of Hospice UK 2015 Awards

ehospice UK

A long-serving hospice and a leading palliative care doctor and academic were among the winners at Hospice UK’s 2015 Awards supported by the National Gardens Scheme.