US – Stanford Medicine News Center
Financial and communication barriers are prime roadblocks to quality end of life care for ethnic minorities with the least amount of education, according to a multilingual study.
Canada – Montreal Gazette
Quebec’s new plan to improve palliative care is the right thing to do at the right time, says an editorial in the Montreal Gazette.
UK – Third Sector (Registration required)
Profile of Hospice UK’s incoming chief executive Tracey Bleakley.
US – WDBJ7
Essential to hospice are special volunteers who are there for families and patients when that fateful time comes. There’s a term at Good Samaritan Hospice for a special volunteer that normally is thought of at the beginning of life, not the end.
US – Charlotte Observer
For her Girl Scouts Gold Award, Charlotte Sanders, 18, chose to adapt the “Chameleon’s Journey” play into a book to give to children who are dealing with the death of a loved one.
Canada – CBC News
Winnipeg’s Harvey Chochinov was invested into the Order of Canada on Wednesday. Chochinov is a leader in the field of palliative care. He’s done extensive work on patient dignity, communication and existential suffering.
Australian Ageing Agenda
NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner has launched the latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook at Greenwich Hospital on Wednesday.
To mark the publication of the EAPC’s latest white paper on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, we are publishing a special series of posts on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
Musician Christy Moore, whose father died when he was aged 11, is lending his support to the first National Bereaved Children’s Awareness Day which takes place this Friday, November 20th to raise awareness about the best way to support a grieving child.
The Atlantic Philanthropies is giving €138million to Trinity College Dublin and the University of California, San Francisco to establish the Global Brain Health Institute, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to tackle the looming dementia epidemic and improve health and dementia care worldwide.
A new online and face-to-face course, “Palliative Care for Care Managers”, has been announced by the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.
Emma Rushton, who works for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, shares her thoughts on her first ever visit to a hospice.