World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Sick kids win home with $4m hospice grant

Australia – Herald Sun

A charity supporting Victoria’s sickest children will have a permanent home after the Federal Government gave $4 million to the Very Special Kids Hospice.

The BBC drama department is a terrible place to die

UK – Huffington Post

Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK, responds to the “dingy hospice” remarks from last Saturday’s episode of Casualty.

Sangre hospice at 30-year mark

US – Pueblo Chieftain

It’s been 30 years since the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care came into being and center officials are set to celebrate the anniversary.

St Gemma’s Hospice wedding dress owner tracked down

UK – BBC News

A widower who gave away his wife’s wedding dress along with a heartfelt note about marriage has been found by the Leeds hospice he donated it to.

Mini horse offers therapy for patients at Hospice of NW Ohio

US – Toledo News

It is not every day you see a miniature horse in your bedroom, but Wednesday patients, staff and visitors at Hospice of Northwest Ohio got to see just that.

New study at the Bruyère Research Institute aims to improve quality of life for advanced cancer patients

ehospice Canada

Researchers at the Bruyère Research Institute are currently analyzing the effects of melatonin, a hormone naturally produced in our bodies, and its potentially positive effects on cancer patients.

Artist impression of new hospice unit in Waterford unveiled

ehospice Ireland

Waterford Hospice Movement in conjunction with the Health Service Executive (HSE) has unveiled an artists impression for the new 21-bed hospice unit which has been granted conditional planning permission.

Advance Care Planning in Kenya, starting the conversation

ehospice Kenya

Advance care planning has made huge strides in various parts of the world but not so much in Kenya, where cultural practices and beliefs deter most people.

Care Planning Act of 2015 introduced

ehospice USA

Care Planning Act gives patients facing serious illness more of a voice in their care choices.

Care at home or scare at home

ehospice UK

This Carers Week, Hospice UK’s National Director for Hospice Care Ros Taylor, reflects on some of the research presented at the EAPC World Congress last month on supporting those caring for someone near the end of life.

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