World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Addressing pain at the end of life

US – ACS Surgery News

It has been almost 25 years since the term “pain as the fifth vital sign” was first introduced into the lexicon of clinical practice. The idea was to provide as much zeal to the topic of pain as we do to a patient’s other vital physiological measures. Yet, seriously ill patients with potential life-limiting conditions continue to experience significant pain, especially at the end of life.

A doctor seeks ways to encourage earlier palliative care talks

US – ACP Hospitalist

As a medical resident in the 1990s, Amy P. Abernethy, MD, PhD, FACP, watched as physicians in the ICU struggled with decisions about when to stop adding therapies for patients receiving chemotherapy.

Seniors putting ‘pressure’ on palliative care

Australia – Aged Care Guide

An ageing population will increase demands on palliative care as more Australians develop cancer and chronic illnesses, says Palliative Care Australia chief executive, Liz Callaghan.

New resource to help increase resilience of hospice staff launched

ehospice UK

On Tuesday, Hospice UK hosted an event to launch a new resource aimed at helping hospice leaders support their staff to flourish in stressful times.

Meeting Indigenous palliative care needs part of “Closing the Gap”

ehospice Australia

Indigenous access to palliative care services remains a concern, with continued gaps in access for rural and remote communities across Australia, according to Palliative Care Australia (PCA).

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