Costa Rican Times
Recently I heard a hospice chaplain, who has counseled many dying people, say that he’s seeing many more “bad deaths.” I used to think that most people came to terms with their lives when they knew the end was near. But that was naïve. Most people die as they’ve lived.
US – Huffington Post
Research conducted on behalf of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2012 has shown that a vast majority of those who have had an experience with hospice care providers have a very positive perception of hospice.
UK – The Conversation
The UK has been given first place in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) 2015 Quality of Death Index, which ranks palliative care across the world. Yet based on experience, we know that many deaths in the UK have been poorly managed.
US – Minnesota Public Radio
Gawande’s most recent book is ‘Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.’ He was in the Twin Cities recently for the Minneapolis Foundation’s Face Forward Futurist Conference and spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
US – Pallimed
More and more academic centers are developing interprofessional education (IPE) programs to teach palliative care− and it makes good sense.
ehospice International Children’s
A successful stakeholders meeting was held in Malawi in September to announce a project to further develop children’s palliative care in that country through an ICPCN initiative.
A report published today by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), Hospice UK and Marie Curie has called on healthcare commissioners and service providers to do more to avoid unnecessary hospital stays at the end of life.
General practitioners (GPs) wishing to achieve optimum symptom control for terminally ill patients who choose to die at home can access a new medication list to assist their decision making.
ehospice South Africa
To raise awareness, amongst the youth, for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 10 October, HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa), recently hosted a high school talent show.