World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

The cancer patient who chose a hospice in the UK after ‘briefly considering’ travelling to Switzerland to end her life

UK – ITV News

Janice Beaman, who has been told she has less than 12 months to live due to pancreatic cancer, tells ITV News she briefly considered Dignitas but instead has turned to her local hospice for help and support until the end.

Hospice nurse: helping families find peace is best part of the job

US – Chicago Tribune

Hospice nurses, also known as palliative care nurses, are registered nurses who work with patients nearing the end of their lives and need special attention and treatment.

Palliative care differs greatly by region

Irish Health

The type of palliative care services available to people varies greatly depending on where they live, a new report has found.

Providing final acts of kindness for the dying

US – SC Times

For registered nurse Joe Bauer, preserving the dignity of terminally ill people and assisting families through the end of life stage are two things he wanted to bring to Central Minnesota.

Bishop: you can give terminally ill a dignified death ‘without killing them’

UK – Daily Telegraph

A prominent bishop has hit back at calls from the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey to legalise assisted dying, insisting it is possible to enable people to die with dignity “without killing them.”

Doctors get requests for euthanasia, study finds

Malta Today

An outright majority of Malta’s general practitioners are opponents of euthanasia, but a survey of 160 doctors has revealed that over 14% of them received requests for euthanasia from their ailing patients.

Private lives played out in public

ehospice Australia

That was Brisbane lawyer Brian Herd’s abridged description of residential aged care delivered at last week’s National LGBTI Health Conference in Canberra.

Call for sessions proposals open for hospice leadership conference

ehospice USA

Hospice and palliative care professionals are encouraged to submit concurrent session proposals for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 2016 Management and Leadership Conference.

Balancing work and family: How retention improves when organisations get it right

ehospice UK

James Glover, Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development at Trinity Hospice, writes for ehospice about how the hospice has used imaginative solutions to improve staff satisfaction and retention.

Getting the balance right?

ehospice UK

Helen Andrews writes about weighing up quality and quantity of life when living with a terminal illness.

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