World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 15 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Children’s end of life care ‘needs attention’, a report says

UK – BBC News

Children’s palliative care in Wales needs more “strategic attention” by ministers and the NHS, a new report says.

Hospice of Western Reserve, HMC Hospice merge

US – The Morning Journal

Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland and HMC Hospice of Medina County have completed a merger that is designed to increase efficiency and provide more care options.

Clinton hospital gives hospice service better access to community

Canada – Clinton Newsrecord

Being in a central location to the residents it serves was key to the Huron Hospice Volunteer Service’s (HHVS) move to the Clinton Public Hospital.

Harassment in healthcare – What can palliative care learn from the RACS?

Australia – Palliverse

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons recently released its expert advisory group Draft Report into discrimination, bullying and harassment in surgery. The results of the report are confronting even if they are unfortunately not altogether surprising.

Hospice boss defends £60k-a-year salaries

UK – Stratford upon Avon Herald

The chief executive of Myton Hospice has hit back at criticism at its level of spending on senior staff, insisting people are getting value for money.

I have cancer in my 20s. How am I supposed to cope?

UK – The Guardian

I’ve been forced to pause my life before it’s barely begun. Facing the unknown is petrifying – but facing my friends is almost as hard, writes Kathleen Brady.

Large number of terminal cancer patients having to rely on family and friends for support

ehospice UK

Research commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support suggests that 44% of people with terminal cancer have no practical support beyond friends and family.

Medical schools teach students to talk with patients about care costs

ehospice USA

Issues of physician and patient communication have long been of interest to hospice and palliative care professionals who often must broach the subject of goals of care and the implications.

Hospice’s apprenticeship scheme helps prepare future workforce

ehospice UK

Since launching its apprenticeship scheme in 2012, all four of St Elizabeth Hospice’s apprentices have become permanent members of staff.

FM104 to host Ireland’s longest breakfast show in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation

ehospice Ireland

Dublin’s hit music station, FM104, will be hosting the longest breakfast show in Ireland on Friday, September 18th. FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock presenters, Jim Jim and Nobby, will take to Dublin airwaves for the inaugural 18 hour stint.

An evening of wine and whining!

ehospice South Africa

Staying sane and finding the balance between work and life is notoriously difficult, but we try anyway. And sometimes it’s just nice to sit back with a glass of wine and ‘let it all out’ in the company of other women who are rowing the same boat.