World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 18 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How to die in Germany

Germany – Deutsche Welle

The Bundestag discussed a bill to improve funding for palliative care on Wednesday. A group including the parliament’s vice president also introduced another proposal to legalize assisted suicide.

Yadkin County to get hospice home with help from SECU Foundation

US – Yadkin Ripple

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care has announced plans for building a hospice home in Yadkin county.

Nursing without borders – a story from Thailand

Thailand – APHPCN

In another story in celebration of International Nurses Day, Dr Issarang Nuchprayoon from Bangkok, tells the inspiring story of a nurse, Khun Meow, who went way above and beyond her professional responsibilities to bring comfort and relief to a young adolescent boy and his family.

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

UK – Nursing Times

Ibadete Fetahu reviews Jane Nicol and Brian Nyatanga’s new book ‘Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing’.

New palliative care room opens at Glengarry Hospital

Canada – Victoria News

Patients nearing the end of their life will now have a peaceful, private place to spend the end of their days with a new palliative care room at Glengarry Hospital.

Worcester cancer patient visited by horse

UK – BBC News

Catriona Craig was visited at St Richard’s Hospice by 20-year-old Ed, a horse she has been riding “for a long time” in a trip organised by her husband David and Ed’s owner.

The journey to the first children’s hospice in Georgia

ehospice International Children’s

Nina Kiknadze of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) writes about the journey that has led to the building of a new children’s hospice which will be opened in Tbilisi as a joint project between OSGF, the medical corporation EVEX and the president’s reserve fund.

Death midwives a new alternative for end-of-life care

ehospice Canada

Death midwifery is a new practice here in Canada. A death midwife (or death doula as they’re sometimes called) can help create death plans, some provide spiritual care, psychological and social support, and sometimes even physical care.

Story of compassion: a once in a lifetime double epiphany

ehospice South Africa

The greatest moment in a nurse’s life is the moment they realise exactly why they chose to do what they do.

Nursing needs fewer commissions and more action

ehospice UK

Marie Cooper, Practice Development Lead at Hospice UK, comments on The Lancet Commission on UK Nursing and the risk of ‘commission fatigue’ among the nursing community.

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