Ireland may have the highest growing need for palliative care in Europe with the number of people over 80 projected to quadruple over the next 30 years, a conference on end of life issues heard.
UK – BBC News
Adrian Small, a 68-year old pancreatic cancer patient, speaks to BBC News about the care he receives at Thames Hospice in Windsor.
US – Nurse.com
Though emergency nurses feel comfortable providing end of life care and positive about supporting patients and families, they list several barriers to providing safe and effective end of life care, according to a new study by the Emergency Nurses Association, published online July 30 in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Canada – Delta Optimist
“Right to Die” and “Die with Dignity” advocacy groups compete with the movement to build a national comprehensive program that ensures every Canadian has access to quality hospice palliative care.
Ireland – Galway Bay FM
Approval has been given for an expansion of Galway Hospice in Renmore. The City Council has granted planning permission for a 6 bed temporary extension to the facility.
UK – The Independent
Some 240 senior hospice staff earned more than £60,000 a year with at least 25 getting more than £100,000, The Times newspaper has said.
The House of Commons will debate Rob Marris MP’s Assisted Dying Bill tomorrow, with strong views being put forward by both those within and outside the hospice and palliative care sector.
Over 300 delegates attended major end of life conference titled: “Dying to Talk – Conversations about Death and Dying in Ireland”.
Together for Short Lives has released a new guide that aims to help various different public bodies in England work together to improve commissioning for palliative care for children and young people.