World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A grieving daughter explores what it means to die well

US – Boston Globe

In 2005, when her 60-year-old father refused experimental treatment for advanced non-Hodgkins lymphoma, journalist Ann Neumann thought she was prepared for his death.

More palliative care patients should get medical marijuana: doctors

Canada – CTV News

Canada is in the midst of drawing up guidelines for end-of-life care, but some doctors believe that the medical system isn’t doing enough to offer high-quality pain relief to patients, including the option to use medical marijuana.

Launching the Master of Science in Palliative Care Program

US – GeriPal Blog

In June, 2015 I wrote about the wrote about the need to for new training programs in palliative care because of the projected shortage in providers.  At that time I wrote that: “Amos Bailey, MD, a well-known leader in the field of Palliative Medicine and a new colleague of mine at the University of Colorado has a pretty innovative idea.  He has set up a task force to prepare an application to the Board of Regents to offer a new degree program: Master of Science in Palliative Care.

10 minutes with Anne May

ehospice Australia

Anne May is a clinical nurse educator who works in a palliative care unit in Sydney. Having worked for 20 years as a women’s health worker, focussed on domestic violence and abuse, she reminds us that abusive behaviour can also occur across the range of palliative care settings.

The importance of a #BigConversation

ehospice UK

Death and dying, eh? Who on earth wants to talk about that? Not as many people as should – or as many as could if they were given the right opportunities.

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