World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Salt Lake City’s homeless deserve hospice care

US – Deseret News

Where do homeless people go to die? The shelters are not equipped to deal with the end of life, hospitals can’t keep these patients for weeks or months on end, and most lack insurance to pay for a skilled nursing facility.

Arohanui Hospice director to advise on end of life care

New Zealand – Manawatu Standard

A Palmerston North doctor is set to advise the government on how to improve end of life care in New Zealand.

Hospitals begin to think more about palliative care

UK – Herald Scotland

When Professor David Clark and his team at Glasgow University researched the prevalence of death among hospital patients, theirs was the first study of its kind in the world. It told us something many people may have realised on a subconscious level, but which is rarely stated: A key part of the business of hospitals is death.

Path to avoiding unwanted end of life medical treatment

US – The Detroit News

My mom paid a painful price for not completing an advance directive about her preferences for end of life medical care, writes David R Grube.

Dedicated Ty Bryngwyn hospice nurse talks of ‘rewarding’ role

UK – Llanelli Star

A hospice sister who provides unwavering support to people fighting cancer has said her role is “highly fulfilling”.

‘Caregivers spread hope’

India – The Hindu

Hugely impressed by the services carried out by NEST in palliative care and care for the differently abled children, Fareed Shariff, a US-based industrial engineer and philanthropist who recently visited NEST, said this organisation was a model for the entire country.

The end business

UK – David Pearl Blog

David Perarl reflects on the UK hospice sector – “an island of mischief in a sea of health bureaucracy” – following his after dinner speech at Hospice UK’s annual conference last week.

Fundamentals of palliative care

EAPC blog

Professor Rod MacLeod explains the background to a longer article that is published in the November/December issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

#LiveCompassion – Compassion, not only a word

ehospice South Africa

This is my true story of compassion that I have experienced six years ago while working for HPCA in the capacity of a palliative care development officer in the North West province, writes Nelia Drenth.

Nikita, serving veterans in hospice

ehospice USA

Nikita is a four-legged messenger of joy bringing support to veterans under the care of hospice.

Report praises hospice charities in Wales for essential work in providing high quality care

ehospice UK

A report by the Welsh government has commended the work being done by hospices in Wales, highlighting both the quality of care they offer and the expanding role that hospices play in caring for people at the end of life.

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