World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 13 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

US – Oncology Nurse Advisor

Palliative care improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and symptom burden in patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), a study presented at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium has shown.

On pain of death: The high price of overlooking palliative care

South Africa – The Daily Maverick

Most people don’t enjoy talking about death, especially their own or that of loved ones. But for those who are dying – and there are many – the notion that death is taboo has very real consequences.

Charity warns of shortage of nurses in children’s palliative care

UK – The Nursing Times

A worrying shortage of nurses working in children’s palliative care is having a negative impact on care, a charity has warned Nursing Times ahead of a new drive to promote the specialty.

Study of euthanasia trends in Belgium has lessons for other countries

Canada – Science Daily

A new study on euthanasia trends in Belgium, which shows an increase in reported cases since legislation was introduced, provides lessons for countries that have legalized assisted dying.

New book offering tips for caring for a loved one with dementia

ehospice Ireland

A book offering advice on caring for a loved one with dementia at home has been released.

My spiritual walk with hospice

ehospice South Africa

Bringing spiritualty into a hospice setting is something largely accepted and practised. At times, when working at a hospice it is said that you are closest to God and that the journey is something extremely enriching and full.

End of life care coordination centre improves care and reduces deaths in hospital

ehospice UK

An independent evaluation of the Wandsworth End of Life Care Coordination Centre, based at Royal Trinity Hospice, has estimated that the centre could save the NHS £350,000 a year by reducing hospital admissions and freeing up time for local healthcare professionals.

Eight blogs about The Intensives

ehospice USA

Members of the educational planning committee for each of the eight individual Intensives that make up the overall event, “THE INTENSIVES: Mastering What’s Next in Patient and Family Care” share thoughts on planning that guided the development of the program.