World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 15 November 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Will Trump honour pledge to ‘stop sending aid to countries that hate us’?

US – The Guardian

Campaigners fear Trump’s presidency could spell the beginning of the end for USAID, with development funding redirected on to home soil.

A guide to dying could give us a better life

UK – The Guardian

As a society we’re not very good at preparing for death. The Catholic church’s updated guide has lessons for those of all faiths and none.

Dementia now leading cause of death

UK – BBC

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.

Children with cancer much more likely than adults to receive high-intensity end-of-life care despite access to palliative care

Canada – SickKids

About 40 per cent of children with cancer receive at least one form of high-intensity end-of-life care treatment according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Easing the pain: Providing palliative care in Jakarta

Indonesia – KBR

Palliative care is practically unheard of in Indonesia. Those living with chronic and terminal illness have very little access to pain management and support that could help make their lives more comfortable.

News Release: Palliative Care Matters Consensus Statement

ehospice Canada

Canadians call for Palliative Care to be enshrined in Health Act: Lay Panel representing Canadians reach consensus at national conference.

Is grief a psychological disorder?

ehospice Ireland

Sometimes grief should be diagnosed as a psychological disorder, according to leading clinical psychologist Dr Susan Delaney.

What’s Your Business?

ehospice Kenya

“That’s tough,” or “that’s so depressing,” are words you may come across when you tell people that you want to be a palliative care nurse.

Make 2017 fantesticle: be nice to yourself

ehospice South Africa

New year’s resolution repeating every year but do we really get there in the next year? And if not, why not? Thinking back to the times I’ve battled with cancer my “new year’s resolution” every day was: I just like to live a normal life again. Will I ever get there? And if not, why not?

Hospice singers aim for Christmas Number One

ehospice UK

A multi-generational choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 London hospices are taking on the might of X Factor and aiming for this year’s Christmas number one with a cover of “The Living Years,” lead by Paul Carrack, who was also lead vocalist on the original 1991 hit.

Post-Election commentary

ehospice USA

This special edition of NHPCO’s Podcast addresses the recent U.S. presidential election results and what might be helpful for members of the end-of-life care community to keep in mind.