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