World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 14 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Works of love: Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement

UK – Open Democracy

Profoundly rejecting the fatalistic response of the medical establishment, a new movement placed people at the heart of compassionate care at the end of their lives.

FIT for CARE: A compassionate sports community to support palliative care in three countries

EAPC blog

Dr Juan-Pablo Leiva, founder of FIT for CARE, a not-for-profit association developed by athletes in support of palliative care, explains how functional physical training, or a ‘workout of the day’ may contribute to increased public awareness of palliative care.

New NIH brochure highlights the value of palliative care for children living with serious illnesses

US – National Institutes of Health

A new brochure from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) provides information about pediatric palliative care — a type of care that can reduce a child’s pain, help manage other distressing symptoms, and provide important emotional support to the child and family throughout the course of an illness.

How can homeless people die with dignity?

Irish Times

Given the choice, most of us would like to die at home in the safety and comfort of our own bed surrounded by family and friends. But what if you don’t have a home and your bed is in a homeless hostel?

Hospice CEO says staff on night of fire were ‘true heroines’

UK – ITV News

ITV spoke to Celia Pyke-Lees, who is the Chief Executive of St Michael’s Hospice, following the fire at the hospice in the early hours of Saturday morning.

End of life doulas provide a helping hand to the dying

US – Medscape

Just as birth doulas help mothers bring their newborns into the world, end of life doulas can bring comfort and support to those who are dying.

Two graphs show just how little progress the US has made on end of life care

US – NY Mag

Americans do not do end-of-life care well. Far too many terminally ill Americans spend their final days in the hospital undergoing painful and largely futile medical procedures, rather than in a potentially more comfortable home or hospice setting.

To allow or not to? Starting the discussion on whether nurses should prescribe opioids

ehospice Kenya

The Nursing Council of Kenya in conjunction with the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) has started a very crucial conversation regarding the pros and cons of allowing registered nurses in Kenya to prescribe oral morphine.

Fragile outlook on statutory funding for hospices in England

ehospice UK

Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices in England is fragile, unfair and unsustainable according to findings released today by national charities, Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives.

Applications now open for Clinical Research Fellowships in palliative and end of life care

ehospice Ireland

AII Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (ALLHPC) launches four Clinical Research Fellowships in palliative and end of life care.

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