World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care ‘hub’ now open

Canada – My Kawartha

Those in need of any palliative care services, supports and programs can now find it all in one place after the Palliative Care Community Team opened its doors at the end of June.

Children’s Hospice International honours Talbot Hospice

US – Star Democrat

Children’s Hospice International recognized Talbot Hospice in June for its initiative to provide a paediatric care program, which is designed to offer support to children and their families who are facing life-limiting illness and to offer counselling and other services to help families with grief.

Supporting the crucial role of carers

UK – Nursing Times

Working with carers improves patient experience while cutting demands on services.

How Washington D.C. can improve care for patients at the end of life

US – Huffington Post

D.C. Councilmembers Yvette Alexander and Mary Cheh recently introduced the Health Care Decisions Act of 2015 which would give patients nearing the end of life the option to have their medical providers issue a Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST).

Residents want end of life care at Rouge Valley Health System

Canada – Inside Toronto

East Scarborough and West Durham residents want a dedicated team at Rouge Valley Health System to care for patients who are dying.

Being a hospice CEO – reflections from Trinity Hospice’s Dallas Pounds

ehospice UK

This month marks two years since Dallas Pounds joined Trinity Hospice as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Here, she reflects on what being a hospice CEO is like.

New direction for Southern Highlands Community Hospice

ehospice Australia

Planning for a community hospice in the New South Wales Southern Highlands has taken a new direction with the organisation’s governing body severing its relationship with the ERF Hospice Foundation.

Five principles for better end of life care

ehospice Canada

Institute for Healthcare Improvement expert says that end of life care is more than just a conversation.

HSE to focus on bereavement care for parents who suffer pregnancy loss

ehospice Ireland

The HSE has launched a public consultation process to improve the standard of bereavement care provided to families following pregnancy loss and perinatal death.

Understanding the Medicare Hospice Benefit

ehospice USA

The majority of hospice care in the US is provided under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. In order to help explain the benefit to other professionals, policy makers and those interested in hospice, the Hospice Action Network created four short videos.

Free workshops for UK educators to improve access to education for children with life-limiting conditions

ehospice International Children’s

Educational professionals across the United Kingdom are invited to attend a series of free workshops helping them provide appropriate education for children and young people with palliative care needs.

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