World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Nigeria needs more hospices, palliative centres, says HPCAN

Nigeria Guardian

The Chairman of Kwara state zone of Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Nigeria (HPCAN), Dr Israel Kolawole, has canvassed prompt introduction of palliative care in the curriculum of Nigerian medical institutions.

Palliative care knowledge increasing in residential, but concerns community care behind

Australian Ageing Agenda

An initial evaluation of training delivered to aged care workers by Decision Assist, the national initiative to enhance palliative care and advanced care planning, has shown significant increases in their knowledge and confidence.

Hospice to take on extra 500 children with life-limiting conditions a year by 2020

UK – Yellow Advertiser

A hospice has launched an ambitious plan take on an extra 500 children with life-limiting conditions a year by 2020. Haven House Children’s Hospice’s initiative ’Vision 2020 – The Best Possible Life’ is looking to increase the care it provides by the end of the decade.

New drive to highlight palliative care option

UK – Londonderry Sentinel

A public information campaign to highlight the benefits of a palliative care approach, both in community and healthcare settings, has been launched in Northern Ireland.

Talbot Hospice celebrates 35 years

US – The Star Democrat

The ribbon-cutting on 15 October at Talbot Hospice’s expanded facility culminates the organization’s extraordinary efforts over the past 35 years to bring greater comfort, dignity and compassion to individuals nearing life’s end, as well as to their families.

I’ll always be haunted by a patient’s screams after I told her she would die

UK – The Guardian

I felt like a failure the first time I had to deliver bad news, but have learnt from the experience as a doctor.

Hospice UK announces new chief executive

ehospice UK

Tracey Bleakley has been appointed the new chief executive of Hospice UK, succeeding David Praill, who stepped down earlier this year after 18 years in the role.

The choice to die at home: a reality or an aspiration? Does hospice at home hold the key?

ehospice UK

Early in October the National Association for Hospice at Home held a successful annual conference. The theme of the conference “The choice to die at home: a reality or an aspiration? Does hospice at home hold the key?” was extremely topical in light of several recent new stories.

Oral liquid morphine for children to be accessible across KZN, South Africa

ehospice International Children’s

Dr Julia Ambler, co-founder of Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children in Durban, describes a wonderful achievement to benefit children needing relief from severe pain in the South African province of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Gentiva Hospice Evansville/Jasper wins veterans partner award

ehospice USA

At its 5th anniversary celebration, the We Honor Veterans program recognizes Gentiva Hospice Evansville/Jasper with Award of Excellence.