World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

How to make end-of-life planning easier

US – Market Watch

Few things tear a family apart worse than the estate administration of a loved one.

Junior Doctors’ Strike: ‘We strike not for pay but for the safety of patients’

UK – Oxford Mail

With junior doctors downing tools for the second national strike over the ongoing contract row, Dr Rachel Clarke – who works at the county’s hospitals – explains why doctors are heading to the picket lines this morning.

Racial Bias in Medicine Leads to Worse Care for Minorities

US – US News

Mounting research finds that facing discrimination, in general, is a risk factor for poor health.

End-of-life care?

US – Dawn

I distinctly remember the moment when we heard the doctor say that the cancer had metastasized in a number of organs and had advanced to the point where there was nothing, therapeutically, the doctors could do about the disease. It was time to prepare for the end.

Lincoln doctor helps make life better for seriously ill children

US – Wicked Local

After pioneering Massachusetts General Hospital’s pediatrics emergency department and leading it for 25 years, Lincoln’s Dr. Patricia O’Malley decided she wasn’t done making big changes in children’s medicine.

Study on hospice visit variation

ehospice USA

An article published in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine shares research on variation of hospice visits to patients in the last two days of life.

New video by Ladybug House in Seattle

ehospice International Children’s edition

Ladybug House’s new video takes an intimate look at some of the stories that inspired Suzanne Gwyn to found the Seattle based children’s hospice.

The Reflection Room: Creating space for reflection and shared storytelling

ehospice Canada

Human beings are storytellers. When we share our stories, we are able to build understanding of ourselves and others and trigger the imagination for future possibility.

What should be the hospice response to the PACAC report into ‘fundraising controversy’?

ehospice UK

Sarah Thompson, director of fundraising and engagement at St Joseph’s Hospice, reflects on the recent Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report on charity fundraising and what it means for hospices.

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