World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

‘Home-brewed morphine’ made possible

UK – BBC News

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.

Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Canada – Hospital News

The experience of dementia can often be painful not only for those living with dementia, but also for their family and friends. Because dementia disrupts the cognitive abilities of these individuals, it can make it difficult for clinicians and caregivers to deliver care that meets the needs of these patients.

David Cameron has boosted dementia awareness but more needs to be done

UK – The Guardian

The fact that one million people have become Dementia Friends is excellent, but it remains to be seen how they are changing attitudes and understanding

Ending ‘the war’ and giving up ‘the fight’: how not to talk about cancer


In order to facilitate and advance this difficult conversation, we must first change the very words we use to discuss cancer.

Very first Portuguese Paediatric Palliative Care Meeting to take place in Lisbon this October

ehospice International Children’s edition

The Portuguese League Against Cancer has organised the very first Portuguese Paediatric Palliative Care Meeting which will be held this October in Lisbon.

First online resource to help primary teachers support bereaved pupils launching on Thursday

ehospice Ireland

Irish primary school teachers, for the first time, can avail of a new online resource to help them support bereaved children in their class.

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