World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 13 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Dying Dutch: euthanasia spreads across Europe


“The march toward euthanasia mirrors a trend spanning continents today: a growing number of countries are placing more value on individual freedom.”

Congratulations, Mr Rajesh Nandan Srivastava!

Pallium India

Director of Narcotics Control, Mr Rajesh Nandan Srivastava, who contributed to the recent amendment of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of India, has been conferred the Presidential Award for Specially Distinguished Record of Service.

Facebook rolls out feature for users when they die

BBC News

Facebook has added a new setting that gives users the option of having their account permanently deleted when they die.

Moving pictures capture heartbroken parents’ final moments with their dying babies

The Mirror

The ‘Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep’ organisation create the treasured memories by sending photographers to meet emotional parents and their terminally ill babies in hospital

NHPCO Diversity Council to address hospice utilization in diverse communities

ehospice USA

As Americans celebrate Black History Month, hospice professionals acknowledge that hospice utilization within African American communities is disproportionately low.

Research to practice: need for knowledge translation in palliative care in Africa

ehospice Africa

“Creation of new knowledge often does not on its own lead to widespread implementation or impact on health,” writes Eve Namisango, Research Manager at the African Palliative Care Association.

Difficult conversations for young adults

ehospice International children’s edition

A new resource designed to help families and professional approach conversations with young adults about their end of life plans has been produced by UK organisations: National Council of Palliative Care and Together for Short Lives.

End of life care in the community: the impact of poor coordination

ehospice UK

In this blog, Helen Andrews shares her frustration with a friend’s situation, which highlights how poor communication and coordination of care can make spending your lasts weeks and months at home a stressful and unhappy experience for everyone involved.

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