US –The Atlantic
In the US healthcare system, it’s often unclear who should talk to patients about end-of-life care options. Medicare’s new reimbursement scheme may incentivize doctors to take ownership of those difficult conversations.
US – PBS News Hour
People facing life-threatening illnesses often access palliative care to ease their pain and help with difficult end of life choices. But for those living in remote, rural areas, getting that comforting care can be unwieldy.
Australian Ageing Agenda
A national palliative care program for residential aged care is leading to an increase in advance care planning and the use of end of life care pathways and family conferences, according to an evaluation.
UK – Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Patients at Bradford’s Marie Curie hospice have the opportunity to attend weekly art therapy classes run by tutor Steve Davies.
Good clinical and nursing care counts significantly toward quality of life for sufferers of delirium and others in palliative care.
The Irish Cancer Society has awarded Catherine Halloran, journalist with the Irish Daily Star, the Global Lung Cancer Coalition’s Journalist Award to mark her coverage on the topic of lung cancer.
In 2013, the National Advisory Committee discussed challenges and innovations in hospice and palliative care in rural and frontier areas. That initial project has led to additional research focused on rural hospice provision.
Mona Skordi, general manager of the first purpose-built hospice in Cyprus, Archangel Michael Hospice, updates ehospice following their call for a partner hospice in the UK.