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