World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Island Hospice to open first inpatient unit on Maui this summer

US – Maui Time

Islands Hospice will open Maui’s first hospice inpatient unit this summer– less than one year after the organization began caring for patients in private homes and other residential settings including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

No help on the way for Iraq’s cancer-stricken refugees

Iraq – Al Jazeera

Limited aid and resources are preventing the refugees from receiving the medical care they need.

New partnership supports excellence in end of life care at The Bridge Hospice

Canada – Northumberland View

At its annual general meeting on June 11, The Bridge Hospice board of directors, membership, staff and volunteers gathered to commemorate recent accomplishments and look ahead to an exciting new community partnership – the latest development in the hospice’s innovative care model.

OHSU goes online to respect patient end of life care

US – Oregon Live

An end-of-life medical order developed in Oregon is moving online to ensure that patients receive the kind of care they want when the time comes.

Funding to help Victorian children’s hospice buy its city home

ehospice Australia

The Commonwealth Government has come to the aid of Victoria’s only children’s hospice with a $4 million contribution to help Very Special Kids (VSK) purchase its Melbourne home of the past 21 years from the state government.

5 life lessons learned from working in a hospice

ehospice Canada

As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls as they attempted to come to terms with how they spent their time on this earth. Everyone’s story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

Death is a constant companion through life – so why are we afraid of discussing it?

ehospice Ireland

Death is a part of life. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it. So says writer, artist and columnist Donal O’Keeffe.

Hospices support people with motor neurone disease

ehospice UK

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices actively seek to support individuals with progressive neurological conditions. As part of MND awarenesses month, Alan Clough, who has MND, explains how he and his wife Linda are supported by the hospices.

New hospice center experiences its own first

ehospice USA

After eight years of careful planning, Regional Hospice and Home Care’s Center for Comfort Care & Healing became the first and only all-private-suite facility of its kind in Connecticut.