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