World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 14 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

A driving force behind hospice movement

US – Hartford Courant

The Rev. Edward F. Dobihal Jr., a minister and civil rights activist, was the leading force in introducing hospice care to the United States in 1973.

Let’s get a sense of proportion about senior salaries

UK – Third Sector

John Mohan responds to last week’s story in The Times regarding the salaries paid to senior staff by hospices and other charities.

Mulcair announces $1.8-billion health-care plan for seniors

Canada – The Globe and Mail

Tom Mulcair launched another week of his campaign in a key election battleground, where he announced the NDP would spend $1.8-billion over four years to help provinces bolster health care for seniors.

Tidewell pays $1.25 million for land at Lakewood Ranch for hospice house

US – Bradenton Herald

Tidewell Hospice has closed on a $1.25 million deal to buy 2.45 acres on Rangeland Parkway near Lakewood Ranch Boulevard for a 12-bed hospice facility.

New hospice centre proposed for regional stage

Canada – The Nelson Daily

A proposed residential hospice service based in Castlegar is gathering steam at the regional level, and it aims to serve people from across the West Kootenay.

Knowing we can’t stop our patients from dying is hard but puts us in privileged position

UK – Crawley News

Caroline Collins is a nurse at St Catherine’s Hospice, where she cares for patients with a life-limiting illness and supports those close to them. Here she shares her experiences of being a hospice nurse.

How a Wrexham hospice has saved a dying woman’s sanity

UK – News North Wales

Sally-Ann Hart knows she’s dying and she’s not afraid to admit she’s needed help. She told Romilly Scragg how Nightingale House Hospice has kept her sane.

California lawmakers send assisted-suicide bill to governor


Advocates of assisted suicide secured another major victory after California lawmakers passed legislation that would allow terminally ill people to obtain prescription drugs to hasten their death.

The right to die is one of the issues of our age

Irish Examiner

In light of the defeat of a bill in England, the debate concerning assisted death for terminally ill people shows no signs of being resolved any time soon, writes TP O’Mahony.

Assisted Dying Bill defeated in House of Commons vote

ehospice UK

The Assisted Dying Bill – a private member’s bill proposed by Rob Marris MP – has been defeated following a debate in the House of Commons, with 118 MPs voting for the motion and 330 against.

Weekly clinic brings smile to children’s faces

ehospice International Children’s

Leap magazine recently published a moving article about the weekly children’s palliative care clinic organized by Pallium India at the Sree Avittom Thirunal Government Hospital in Kerala, India.

Photojournalist turns lens on young people facing health challenges

ehospice USA

Alleviating Pain, Delivering Love is a powerful photographic exploration showing the strength of young children and their families, published by The New York Times.

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