UK – BBC News
Doctors’ leaders have launched a major campaign to stop medics “over-treating” their patients in ways that do not help and could even harm them
New Zealand – Southland Times
There’s a stigma attached to Hospice Southland. People think it is simply a place to go to die. But, as Georgia Weaver discovered, there’s way more life within its walls than most people realise.
Canada – CBC
A new study reveals some cancer patients die in northeastern Ontario without ever meeting with a medical specialist.
Australia – Daily Telegraph
The government will relax the restrictions on early access to superannuation to allow more patients with a terminal illness to claim it before it is too late.
US – Central Illinois Proud
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, along with several other Democrat Senators, want to see legislation passed that would protect grieving parents from losing their job in the event of a child’s death.
UK – Daily Telegraph
If a friend’s child is given a terminal diagnosis, your relationship will enter a new and unfamiliar phase. Bereavement counsellor Heather Tilley explains what to do when the worst possible news comes
For palliative care advocates, a key goal was to explore ways of improving access to medical opioids while developing the Common African Position for the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, scheduled in April 2016.
Palliative Care Australia is encouraging people to talk about dying, using the theme of this month’s National Palliative Care Week as a catalyst for ongoing community awareness.
ehospice South Africa
We reflect on the great work of Hospice intervention that most certainly saved a young boy’s life that seemed destined for death.
Marie Cooper, Practice Development Lead at Hospice UK, attended the 14th World Congress of the EAPC in Copenhagen last week. Here she writes about the experience and what she learnt from those she met there.
On May 5, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visited Regional Hospice and Home Care’s new Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury, Connecticut.