World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care planning: We need to have ‘The Talk’ with mum and dad

Canada – Inside Ottawa Valley

Justin Trudeau needed a plan. Not to become prime minister – but when he sat down with his father, Pierre Trudeau, he needed to work out a plan for carrying out his pere’s wishes for any end of life care he wanted to have.

Insurance plan pays for hospice care

Singapore – Straits Times

The Government has raised the Medisave withdrawal limits for palliative care from January. The daily limit now is $200, up from $160 and the lifetime limit for home palliative care is $2,500, up from $1,500.

Securing the right to excellent end of life care

UK – Cross Rhythms

Heather Bellamy spoke with CARE about the importance of the new Palliative Care Bill to make sure everyone has access to quality end of life care.

Penguins hope to waddle into world record books for Richard House

ehospice International Children’s

This year’s Penguin Waddle for Richard House, taking place today in Central London, will attempt to break another official Guinness World Record.

Hospice UK Conference 2015 report – day two

ehospice UK

Wednesday was another packed day for delegates at Hospice UK’s annual conference, ‘The art and science of hospice care’.

How the Toronto Maple Leafs inspired me to a career in palliative care

ehospice Canada

It is with tongue in cheek I write this note but I hope it inspires Canadians to wonder about what has been and what can still come, writes J David Henderson.

Palliative Care Clinical Research Fellows 2015 announced

ehospice Ireland

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) has announced the recipients of the three Clinical Research Fellowships worth up to €10,000 each.

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ehospice South Africa

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Veterans Day: Honoring America’s veterans

ehospice USA

As the nation comes together to honor Veterans on 11 November, it is important to remember that these men and women also deserve recognition and compassionate care when dealing with an advanced illness.