World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hutt educator takes palliative care practices to India

New Zealand/India – The Dominion Post

It’s hard to imagine looking after someone who is terminally ill but has little or no access to pain relief. For Raelee Jensen, offering what help she can in India is such a meaningful role that she has devoted what times she has been able to over the last 12 years as a volunteer.

Waldrop recognized for palliative care research

US – UB Reporter

Deborah Waldrop, professor in the UB School of Social Work, received the Award of Excellence in Research from the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) at the organization’s annual 2015 General Assembly in Philadelphia.

Not just a number: 57% support ‘Elderly Tax’


Nearly two thirds (57%) of the British public support a specific tax to fund care for the elderly, while only 12% oppose it, according to a survey.

Update your status today!

ehospice Kenya

Sure, your Facebook status is interesting. But what about your health care status? National Advance Care Planning Day is a day to share your wishes for future health care.

Better end of life decisions for families and physicians

ehospice Australia

Australian researchers could be involved in the next stage of a major project that aims to better pinpoint signs of imminent death among cancer patients.

Conference Board of Canada research shows need for national seniors strategy

ehospice Canada

Governments must work together to address the numerous challenges facing seniors and their care in Canada, according to a new report released on 15 April by The Conference Board of Canada.

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