World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

National Task Force Releases 10 Measures of Quality Palliative and Hospice Care

US – University of Rochester Medical Center

Doctors and Nurses Should ‘Measure What Matters’ When Treating Patients with Serious, Life-threatening Illnesses.

Priest encourages Christians to support the sick

Zambia – Daily Mail

Livingstone Catholic Diocese Bishop, Raymond Mpenzele, has called on Christians to continue providing support to the sick in hospitals and nursing homes.

The Challenges of Palliative Care for Children

US – The Wall Street Journal

Palliative care is increasingly used to help seriously ill adults and seniors. Now medical centers are creating teams that specialize in a more challenging task: delivering palliative care for young children.

Bills Would Let Doctors Help Terminally Ill Patients End Their Lives

US – The Wall Street Journal

Janet Colbert of Lakewood, N.J., worked as an oncology nurse for more than 20 years, and she said some of her terminally ill patients begged her to help them die. Now Ms. Colbert has liver cancer, and she also wants the option to end her life on her own terms.

There is nothing about hope that is false

ehospice International children’s edition

A new ICPCN blog written by Paediatric Clinical Care Nurse, Lanise Shortell, looks at the role of hope in the lives of the families of children with life limiting conditions and concludes that there is nothing about hope that is false.

The “H” Word

ehospice South Africa

Negative perceptions and attitudes towards Hospice and Palliative Care exist, but these are starting to change because of the good work and advancements that have been made in this sector.

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