World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Nursing Week: Palliative care nursing set to experience a seismic shift

Canada – Toronto Star

Ageing population and historic court ruling to legalize physician-assisted suicides combine to reshape palliative care

Utah opens first hospice facility for homeless

US – KUER

Utah’s first hospice care facility for the homeless opened its doors on Monday. The INN Between is expected to provide end of life-care for up to 20 individuals suffering from terminal illnesses.

A solace for bedridden patients

New Indian Express

The Shore of Solace Palliative Care Scheme, run by the Government Homoeopathic Medical College, was launched in 2012 and has become a success story of palliative care service.

If you die, then it should be a ‘good death’

UK – Doncaster Star

Dr Nick Tupper, chairman of Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group writes that he would like to see death openly discussed and planned for, just as it is in many other cultures.

What does the new government mean for hospice and palliative care?

ehospice UK

As the Prime Minister puts the finishing touches to the new Conservative government, Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Hospice UK, considers what the new single party government might mean for hospice and palliative care.

Analgesic overuse – a potential crisis for pain management

ehospice Australia

Middle-aged Australians – those in the baby boomer cohort – are a potential disaster zone, with research from Adelaide’s Flinders University pointing toward complications from their high alcohol and drug use.

National Nurses Week in the U.S.

ehospice USA

Providers across the U.S. are celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, and the American Nurses Association offers some key messages centered on the outreach theme “Ethical Practice, Quality Care.”

Fun times all round for hospice patients because life is short

ehospice Kenya

It is a new age saying among the young people nowadays, You Only Live Once (YOLO). Well, for patients at Nairobi Hospice in Nairobi, their latest day care this was the mantra.

Four new beds for inpatient unit at Stepping Stone Hospice

ehospice South Africa

The result of their hard work: four brand new hospital beds donated to the Stepping Stone Hospice’s inpatient unit in New Market Park.