US – Vox
We’ve started to have a more sane conversation about death, something that just this spring seemed near impossible. That has allowed for significant policy changes that will, starting in 2016, begin to revamp the way Americans plan for the inevitable.
Canada – CBC News
A new program begins this week on PEI that allows paramedics to provide palliative care to patients with pain and symptom management at home after hours.
UK – Evening Standard
A dedicated team at the hospital are making huge strides in palliative care. But they need more cash to continue their vital work, Anna Davis reports.
US – Huffington Post
When I tell people that I study palliative care for children, I usually hear something like, “You mean taking care of children who die?” It is hard for most people to fathom palliative care for children, writes Kelly Michelson.
US – Boston Globe
We often try to keep our personal and professional lives separate, but sometimes they collide unexpectedly. That happened to me over the complex and delicate issue of end of life care, where our health system still struggles to honor patient choices and values, writes Andrew Dreyfus.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation has been granted planning permission to build a dedicated 14-bed specialist in patient palliative care facility/hospice unit, by Mayo County Council.
A new international report entitled ‘Palliative care and the Global Goal for Health’ is calling on global civil society, governments and UN agencies to insist that palliative care be prioritised as part of the new Global Goals.
Karen Davis, the manager for health policy analysis at the Hospice Action Network, offers a summary of policy activity from 2015 that is relevant to the hospice and palliative care community.
The Marie Curie companions service at Musgrove Park Hospital has secured extra funding to support dying patients and their families throughout the hospital until April 2017.