World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 18 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

For terminally ill teens, the age of consent can be a matter of life and death

US – MTV News

Is it fair that teens are treated as adults under the law for committing crimes, but not when it comes to decisions about their own lives?

Palliative care for terminally ill

India – The Hindu

In an attempt to facilitate peaceful and dignified last days to terminally ill patients, Telangana government is planning to set up an exclusive palliative care facility in Hyderabad.

One in three Dutch doctors would consider assisted suicide for dementia or being ‘tired of living’

The Netherlands – Medical XPress

Around one in three Dutch doctors would be prepared to help someone with early dementia, mental illness, or who is ‘tired of living’ to die, reveals a small survey published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

31st Singapore Hospice Council Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine

Singapore – Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Being held in Singapore from 8 to 10 April 2015, this course is aimed at any medical practitioner who is interested to learn about Palliative Care.

Provincial Minister of Health in SA shows his support for children’s palliative care

ehospice International children’s edition

A visit to children in hospital with palliative care needs by Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo highlights an encouraging move towards integration of palliative care into provincial health services. 

Clinical supervision e-learning modules published by Helen & Douglas House

ehospice UK

Helen & Douglas House have launched online training modules for those facilitating and participating in clinical supervision, as well as managers and organisations wishing to review, refresh or set-up clinical supervision for their staff.

Artful times at the National Gallery for people with dementia

ehospice Australia

The National Gallery of Australia each month runs a popular First Friday with a Friend tour in Canberra for people living with dementia and their carers.

Act now for children with cancer

ehospice Kenya

Creation of awareness on childhood cancers needs to be a priority to all and should be done fast in Kenya as well as globally. Let’s all Act Now for the kids.