US – Fox13
An average of 50 homeless people die on the streets of Salt Lake City every year. The cause of death for many is a terminal disease. However, soon these people will have a chance to die with dignity.
US – Knoxville News Sentinel
It’s no coincidence medical professionals have designated April 16, the day after taxes are due, as ‘National Healthcare Decisions Day’.
Canada – Montreal Gazette
They were dying, yes. But they were living, too. That was the first lesson Barbara Freiheit learned as a volunteer with patients in a Montreal palliative care unit.
US – Chicago Tribune
You will die. While this certainly does not come as news to you, it is news you fight to ignore. Rage all you like, but thinking about the inevitable is the idea behind a series of provocative and important library talks being given by WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo and Dr Mary Mulcahy, Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
ehospice International Children’s
Lauren Hill, the inspiring young girl who spoke out for all children around the world living with cancer, died last Friday morning aged just 19.
A Tasmanian PhD study is exploring the value of mindfulness for informal palliative caregivers. The study is being conducted through the perspectives of mindfulness facilitators, practitioners and researchers, with the intention to explore caregiver experience in a follow up study.
A handful of residents in the Grand Falls-Windsor area want to establish the province’s first hospice and name it in memory of a well known local physician.
ehospice South Africa
Sandile Ngcobo’s day starts at 4am. By the time his 16 hour shift as a Pietermaritzburg taxi driver is over, local clinics are closed and that is why Ngcobo says he welcomed the chance to test for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) at work.
National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 in the US, and special recognition is deserved for hospice and palliative care volunteers who are an integral part of the care team bringing comfort and support to millions.
A recent evaluation has shown that Sue Ryder’s Synergy Cafés, held across Suffolk, help people with dementia and their carers feel more informed, less isolated and better able to cope with the condition.