World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 November 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Empowering patients to make difficult choices – Professor Bee Wee

UK – NHS England

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for End of Life Care introduces an important new nationwide roadshow kicking off in Birmingham.

Giving sick children dignity in death

China – China Daily

The concept of palliative care for minors with terminal illnesses is gaining ground in China.

The people who can’t stop grieving

US – The Independent

The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated.

Give wings to your desire

ehospice South Africa

Testicular cancer touched my life; I was 30 years old. That evening when the doctor came and said it is aggressive cancer and that they have to remove my right testicle my life shattered into million pieces.

Mother raises awareness about organ and tissue donation at hospice conference

ehospice UK

A mother whose teenage son agreed to donate his organs and tissues before his unexpected death has spoken about the importance of discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones at a conference held by St Catherine’s Hospice.

How to take charge of your own death

ehospice USA

After nine years of dialysis treatments, Brenda was fully aware that she was steadily losing ground. Despite the disapproval of her two adult daughters, she did something most unusual in the American medical system: she took charge of her own death. She informed her doctor that she’d decided to stop dialysis and all other tests and treatments and that she wanted hospice care.

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