World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 15 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Terminal cancer patients to get home hospice services

Korea – The Korea Times

Terminal cancer patients will be able to receive hospice services at home starting next month.

Cancer test which yields ‘near perfect’ results could be available by end of decade

UK – The Independent

Scientists are now able to diagnose the deadly disease using just a single drop of saliva, known as a ‘liquid biopsy’.

Embracing Life While In Palliative Care

Australia – The Huffington Post

When you come to the end of your life, how do you mark its last moments? This short documentary, Embracing Life, aims to take away the stigma attached to death and dying.

The world regards Australia’s healthcare system as one of the best. It’s time we realised why

Australia – The Guardian

‘We stay in the public system because we are sustained by a fundamental belief that the true measure of a society is how it looks after its weakest.’

Uganda’s nurse advises on palliative care medication in Africa

Uganda – New Vision

The purpose of the interactive consultation with global civil society representatives was to provide an opportunity to advise member states in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) to be held in April, 2016.

#Hike4Hospice Spotlight: Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice

ehospice Canada

In a new feature for the upcoming 2016 #Hike4Hospice, we will be showcasing one Hike site every other Monday. This week we spoke to Trudy Cowan, Manager of Communications and Events at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, in Hamilton, ON.

Research to focus on health inequalities in childhood cancer

ehospice Ireland

New research examines health inequalities in childhood cancer.

Helderberg Hospice: 30 years of specialist care

ehospice South Africa

Since 1986, Helderberg Hospice has touched the lives of more than 20 000 patients and their family members in the Helderberg basin as they faced the challenge of a life-threatening illness.

Macmillan calls on government to do more to prevent pain at the end of life

ehospice UK

New research, published by Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday, found that one in 10 people who died with cancer in England in 2014 spent the last 48 hours of their lives without sufficient pain relief.