World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Whose job is it to talk to patients about death?

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.

When patients live far from care, video conferencing can be a palliative support lifeline

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.

Uptake of advance care planning increasing among providers

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.

Pioneering scheme teaches patients at Bradford hospice how to paint with inspiring results

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.

Wanting every nurse to be a palliative care nurse

ehospice Australia

Good clinical and nursing care counts significantly toward quality of life for sufferers of delirium and others in palliative care.

Journalist recognised for driving awareness of lung cancer

ehospice Ireland

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.

Key research examining rural hospice in the US

ehospice USA

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.

Thank you from Cyprus

ehospice UK

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.

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