World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

TV education program to support quality end-of-life care

Australian Ageing Agenda

Care and health professionals working in residential and community aged care are being urged to tune in to a free special television broadcast demonstrating how to access and provide quality palliative care services.

Hospice for Salt Lake City’s homeless on hold — for now

US – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City has halted — for now — plans to open a hospice for the homeless. Earlier this week, the City Council passed a temporary land-use regulation that would delay the August opening of The INN Between until mid-December.

Covenant Hospice ordered to reimburse $10.1 million

US – Panama City News Herald

Covenant Hospice Inc. has agreed to pay more than $10.1 million to reimburse the government for alleged overbilling of Medicare, TRICARE and Medicaid for hospice services, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday.

First students graduate from European Palliative Care Academy

Europe – Kings College London

The European Palliative Care Academy (EPCA) celebrated the achievements of the first 20 graduating students from their Leadership Programme at a ceremony in Brasov, Romania on 2 May.

Experts form consensus on indicators of integration of oncology, palliative care programs

US – Cancer Therapy Advisor

International experts reached consensus on the makeup of integration of oncology and palliative care, according to a recent article published first online this week in the journal Annals of Oncology.

Canadian researcher creates scoring system for end-of-life care

ehospice Canada

A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients’ risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

Irish public asked to support Hospice Africa Uganda following major cut to funding

ehospice Ireland

The people of Ireland are being asked to show their support for Hospice Africa Uganda as the service battles a funding cut in the midst of a growing demand for services.

Connecticut Governor honoured

ehospice USA

Governor Daniel P. Malloy has been recognised for advocacy efforts by Regional Hospice and Home Care.

Going Global – a film about children’s palliative care around the world

ehospice UK

Hospice UK and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) have developed a short film, hoping to inspire hospice and palliative care staff in the UK to engage internationally.