World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

National palliative care training for regional, rural services

Australian Ageing Agenda

Some 900 rural and regional health, aged and community care workers nationally will be the initial target of cutting-edge training being developed to support the psychological needs of terminally ill people, their families and caregivers.

Profile committee approves a bill aimed at development of palliative care in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan – 24

The Parliamentary Committee on Social Policy has approved a bill aimed at development of palliative care in Kyrgyzstan.

Legion members learn importance of palliative care, stroke awareness

US – New Albany Gazette

Most people are likely now familiar with hospice care and what it entails, partly due to the work of Sanctuary Hospice House. The term palliative care’, may be new, however.

75 bikers give hospice patient one last memorable ride

US – Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Seventy-five brand-new biker friends checked Wayne Beliveau out of hospice care on Sunday at East Troy Manor nursing home and took him for a ride.

Countdown to the Cardiff conference has begun

ehospice International Children’s

The Cardiff Conference is recognised as one of the most academic conferences related to paediatric palliative care and this year features some really great speakers and presenters. If you have not done so already, now is the time to register.

Surveying access to pain relief in Mozambique

ehospice Africa

A recent survey of Mozambique’s opioid supply chain sheds light on gaps in pain relief accessibility and availability for patients in need.

Cannabis allowed for terminally ill adults

ehospice Australia

The New South Wales Government has introduced a scheme where adults who have been certified by a medical practitioner as having a terminal illness can register to legally use cannabis.

Call for large-scale, transformative research projects

ehospice Canada

Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) invites researchers and their teams to submit proposals for large-scale, patient-centred, multi-year transformative research projects that have the potential to radically improve systems of care for frail elderly Canadians.