World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

UK could learn from Jersey on end-of-life care

US – Jersey Evening Post

The UK can learn from Jersey’s collaborative system in providing specialist 24-7 end-of-life care, Jersey Hospice’s director of Palliative Care Services has said.

When palliative care inspires life

Canada – McGill Publications

A dedicated volunteer recounts his experiences with patients near the end of their lives

Healthy death and palliative-care physicians

Canada – The Colonist

When the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the law prohibiting the provision of assistance to someone committing suicide in February last year, I wrote a column welcoming this ruling. That led to an invitation to address the annual conference of the B.C. Palliative Care and Hospice Association in May 2015 on the topic of “healthy death.”

Let’s consider dementia and palliative care

Australia – DPS News

Exploring palliative care for those dying with dementia is just one of the keynote presentations at Let’s Consider Dementia, the 3rd South Australian Palliative Care Conference on Friday May 27th at the Wayville Showgrounds, Adelaide.

Denying opioids for pain is leading to suicides

US – Cape Cod Times

I would like to add information to the April 16 article on pain patients and opioid stigma, in which my situation was featured (“Patients ‘stuck’ with opioid stigma,” Page 1).

In the Trenches in a city of pain: A Doctor’s tale

US – Alternet

Dr Perez has seen it all and has accumulated some wisdom, but even he doesn’t have all the answers to the intractable problem of dealing with pain.

Living positively with HIV/AIDS

ehospice South Africa

As we conclude our journey at Verulam Hospice, we travel to a little village called Stanger situated in KZN. With a population of over 134 000 people and the closest hospice about 47km away, we meet Santos who is no stranger to Verulam Hospice, receiving care for the past 6 years.

People are more comfortable talking about death, but too few are putting words into action

ehospice UK

Compared to five years ago, more people in Britain feel comfortable talking about their own death or that of someone close to them, according to new figures released for Dying Matters Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2016).

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