World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 13 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Choosing a good death: Bendigo hearings for state inquiry into end of life choices

Australia – ABC Central Victoria

A Victorian parliamentary committee have heard from Bendigo Health professors and health specialists about end of life choices.

Push for palliative

Australia – ABC Mid North Coast NSW

More than 100 people met in Taree to advocate for increased funding to palliative care services.

Former Rosary Hall in Fredericton becoming a hospice

Canada – CBC

The conversion of a former nuns’ residence in downtown Fredericton into the city’s first hospice is nearly complete.

Assisted dying would be ‘profoundly Christian and moral’ – former Archbishop of Canterbury

UK – Daily Telegraph

Lord Carey dismisses ‘pain is noble’ claim as Church of England brands assisted dying criminally naïve.

Needed: a new set of wheels for Lucy

ehospice International Children’s

Lucy Watts, ICPCN’s Global Youth Ambassador, has started a Go Fund Me campaign for a new wheelchair that will vastly improve her quality of life.

Tailoring aged care to cultural background

ehospice Australia

Researchers at the Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Sydney-based Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) are conducting a pilot study into the benefits of aged care tailored to the needs of people from different cultural backgrounds.

Physician finds personal connection to hospice

ehospice USA

Dr Nancy Otovic, a physician with Care Dimensions in Danvers, Massachusetts, shares her personal connection to hospice.

The transition from an NHS to an independent hospice

ehospice UK

On 1 August the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge became an ‘independent’ hospice, albeit with an NHS grant to provide the services previously delivered by an NHS Community Trust. Hospice CEO Dr Lynn Morgan writes for ehospice about the hospice’s journey to independence.

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