World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 14 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Government of Canada announces enhancements to compassionate care benefits

Canada – Newswire

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, has highlighted increased financial support proposed for individuals taking care of family members facing a significant risk of death.

Doctors say health funding cuts could hit crucial services

Australia – ABC

Health groups say important services and research could be axed as part of programs targeted for savings in the federal budget.

Course helps hone design for Hospicare expansion

US – Cornell Chronicle

Cornell students are advising on the addition of a new wing for an Ithaca health care facility, examining how research-based design can support the needs of patients, staff and visitors in hospice and palliative care settings.

Scottish parliament debates recent Marie Curie report

ehospice UK

MSPs from four parties endorsed the recent Marie Curie report ‘Changing the Conversation: Care and support for people with a terminal illness now and in the future’ in a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

True love against the odds

ehospice International Children’s

Mike Hill, filmmaker and producer of the Little Stars series of short films about children’s palliative care and the ‘Life before Death’ films writes about a wonderful love story he was surprised to encounter when recently filming in Greece.

NT palliative care service hits the big two-oh

ehospice Australia

The year 2015 marks Territory Palliative Care’s 20th year as an official service. Next week also marks the tenth annual conference of the Territory Palliative Care Network.

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