World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

NICE urges doctors to treat dying patients as individuals

UK – BBC News

End of life care in England must be tailored to the needs of dying patients rather than a “tick-box approach”, the health watchdog NICE says.

Better palliative care needed, panel hears

Canada – Hamilton Spectator

The terminally ill need better access to palliative care, Canadians have told a federal panel that studied medically assisted dying.

Working together to improve the care of the dying

UK – Care Talk

To be able to offer the best possible end of life care for everyone in the UK we need to address the things we can still do better. That is the responsibility of everyone directly or indirectly involved in end of life care.

Hospices can help the NHS make savings in end of life care

UK – Public Sector Focus

How can our society ensure that people have more choice at the end of life over where they receive care and in a way that also saves the NHS money? National Director for Hospice Care at Hospice UK Dr Ros Taylor MBE looks at the answers.

Toowoomba Hospice tops Australian health care facilities

Australia – The Chronicle

In a boon for its staff and volunteers, Toowoomba Hospice has been adjudged as one of the top health care facilities in Australia.

Laughing at Cancer: Humorous metaphors online

EAPC blog

Zsófia Demjén, Sheila Payne and Elena Semino, members of the Metaphor in End of Life Care (MELC) project at Lancaster University in the UK, write for EAPC about their work.

Coping with loss and grief over the festive season

ehospice Australia

Grief can resurface over the holiday season, but the right strategies can help with a heightened sense of loss, writes Anja Nieveler.

Grasping the nettle – what action can we take to improve palliative and end of life care in Scotland?

ehospice UK

Mark Hazelwood, chief executive of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, reveals some of the thinking behind the partnership’s recently published report ‘Grasping the nettle’.

Final push for ICPCN GlobalGiving campaign

ehospice International Children’s

With 6 days left of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network’s GlobalGiving challenge to bring children’s palliative care to Bangladesh, they urge for your final support.