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.
Canada – Hamilton Spectator
The terminally ill need better access to palliative care, Canadians have told a federal panel that studied medically assisted 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.
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.
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.
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.
Grief can resurface over the holiday season, but the right strategies can help with a heightened sense of loss, writes Anja Nieveler.
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’.
ehospice International Children’s
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