World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A Mother Who Lost Her Daughter to Cancer Is Now Helping Hundreds Of Cancer Patients

India – The Better India

Sheeba Ameer saw her daughter suffering through the pain of cancer and eventually losing her life to the dreaded disease. This grieving mother is now providing affordable cancer care to other patients through her organization, Solace.

Not Taught in Med School: Interpreting Dreams of the Dying

US – Next Avenue

When Dr. Christopher Kerr was a young physician, he visited a patient he calls Tom, who was very ill. Outside the room, Kerr told a nurse they could try antibiotics — that Tom had more time.

Lap of Love franchisees offer palliative veterinary care

US –

 Junior has only a few months to live, but the spunky 8-year-old tuxedo cat will die at home, surrounded by his humans and his favourite blankets, bowls and catnip toys.

Realising ambitions: improving palliative and end of life care for all in three steps – Dr Sarah Mitchell

UK – NHS England

September 2015 saw the publication of the national policy document “Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action”.

Q&A with Dr Alan Baron, Hospice UK advisory council representative for north west England

ehospice UK

Dr Alan Baron is chief executive at Wigan & Leigh Hospice and is the representative for north west England on Hospice UK’s advisory council. We caught up with Alan to ask how he came to work in the hospice sector and why he was keen to be involved in the advisory council.

Statistics on volunteering and hospice

ehospice USA

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations offers some statistics on hospice volunteering in the U.S. to mark National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16).

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