World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Study shows ethnicity does not predict type of end of life care patients want

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.

Palliative care and the right to die in Quebec

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.

The Big Hire: Tracey Bleakley of Hospice UK

UK – Third Sector (Registration required)

Profile of Hospice UK’s incoming chief executive Tracey Bleakley.

The Long Goodbye: Doulas are an essential part of hospice care

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.

Charlotte teen publishes book to help other kids deal with grief

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.

Winnipeg’s Harvey Chochinov gets Order of Canada for palliative care work

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.

Latest edition of leading palliative care resource launched

Australian Ageing Agenda

NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner has launched the latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook at Greenwich Hospital on Wednesday.

How do we feel about physician-assisted suicide? 

EAPC blog

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 backs Ireland’s first National Bereaved Children’s Awareness Day as he recalls death of his father

ehospice Ireland

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.

Trinity College to share in €138m grant to tackle dementia epidemic

ehospice Ireland

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.

CSU Institute for Palliative Care addresses gaps in case manager training

ehospice USA

A new online and face-to-face course, “Palliative Care for Care Managers”, has been announced by the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.

Hospices do more than you think

ehospice UK

Emma Rushton, who works for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, shares her thoughts on her first ever visit to a hospice.