World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 11 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Ireland palliative care need may become highest in Europe

Irish Times

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.

‘I don’t fear death’

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.

ED nurses list barriers to good end of life care

US –

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.

Advocates should lobby for more palliative care

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.

Galway Hospice gets go ahead for expansion

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.

Hospice charities pay senior staff up to £160,000

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.

Assisted dying debate to take place against backdrop of huge public interest

ehospice UK

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.

End of Life issues discussed at ‘Death Café’ in Dublin Castle

ehospice Ireland

Over 300 delegates attended major end of life conference titled: “Dying to Talk – Conversations about Death and Dying in Ireland”.

New guide to improve commissioning for children’s palliative care

ehospice UK

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.

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