World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 12 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Construction work starts on new children’s hospice in Tbilisi

Georgia – Democracy & Freedom Watch

Construction work began Saturday in the north of Tbilisi on what will become in Georgia’s first palliative care center for children.

Hospice inspections show most are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

UK – BBC News

More than 90% of England’s hospices inspected so far have been rated as “good” or “outstanding”, the care watchdog said.

Advocate wants more facilities for terminal cancer patients

Jamaica Observer

Latoyta West Blackwood is only one of several people who have lost loved ones to cancer. While stories of people surviving the deadly disease are often told, she is concerned about the system in place for those who are diagnosed and have no chance of survival.

Palliative care: Continued progress but gaps remain

US – Health Affairs Blog

The Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Palliative Care Research Center’s findings suggest continued growth in the prevalence of hospital palliative care programs. Gaps in access persist, however, associated with geography, hospital ownership, hospital size, and other hospital characteristics.

The need of hospice and palliative care in Bangladesh

Bangladesh – Dhaka Tribune

According to the Bangladesh Cancer Society, the economic burden of new adult cancer patients is Tk2.5 lakh per year, and the total cancer burden is Tk10 lakh per year — this is an institutional-based statistic.

With palliative care, they’re down, not out

Times of India

Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar Verma found company at Astha Hospice where people suffering from terminal illness and their caregivers had gathered on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Government vows to improve health care system

Philippine Star

Malacañang yesterday said the Aquino administration is doing its best to improve the country’s health care system, which it hopes will translate into better services and remove the Philippines’ derogatory tag as one of the worst places to die in the world.

Palliative care is needful in Nigerian health sector, says Kolawole

Nigeria Guardian

The Chairman of Kwara State zone of Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Nigeria, (HPCAN), Dr. Israel Kolawole yesterday canvassed prompt introduction of palliative care in the curriculum of Nigerian medical institutions.

Hospice and palliative care day observed

India – Deccan Herald

The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology observed the hospice and palliative care day on Saturday.

Conquer Cancer Foundation honors researchers for work in breast cancer, palliative care

US – Healio

ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation presented merit awards to 24 investigators who presented research at two society-sponsored conferences

EAPC board matters: New board meets in Dublin

EAPC blog

Dr David Oliver is a member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board of Directors. Here, he gives some highlights from the board’s recent meeting held in Dublin on 3-4 October.

Revealing hidden lives of children needing palliative care through a camera lens

ehospice International Children’s

The New York Times recently published a beautiful article by photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman. Her article brings to light the often hidden lives of children living with life-limiting and incurable conditions.

Inequities in specialist palliative care services need to be addressed to ensure best end of life care for all

ehospice Ireland

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) are calling for equity of service for all people in need of specialist palliative care.

Protestors, politicians and policy – a note from the party conferences

ehospice UK

The party conference season is over for another year. The protesters have packed away their banners and the political classes are safely ensconced in London, ready for the resumption of parliament.

Roundup of activities from Hospice Care Week 2015

ehospice UK

Hospices from all over the UK have spent the last week raising awareness of the services they provide. We take a look back at some of the events of the last seven days.

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