World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 2 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Extending life not the biggest priority for late-stage cancer patients

Singapore – Straits Times

Cancer patients at the end of the road would prefer to pay more to die at home, rather than to spend on extending their lives by one year or avoiding severe pain, according to a study by members of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and collaborators from the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

New emphasis on making plans for end-of-life care emerging: Health workers educate patients, families

USA – The Nation’s Health

As millions of baby boomers in the U.S. age, health workers and organizations are seeing the value of educating Americans on the need for end-of-life care plans

Palliative care: if it makes a difference, why wait?

USA – The Journal of Clinical Oncology

Half of all patients with cancer might be predicted to die as a result of the disease within 5 years. Ask yourself whether an individual patient might die within a year, and you are likely to be incorrect in your estimate. But what is certain is that you will not be able to cure everyone.

Changes to end-of-life regulations killed in House


House members on Wednesday beat back an attempt to change the rules for health care directives used to make medical and other decisions for patients who are terminally ill, comatose or otherwise near death.

Difficult conversations for young adults

ehospice International Children’s

A new resource designed to help families and professional approach conversations with young adults about their end of life plans has been produced by the National Council of Palliative Care and Together for Short Lives.

University of New South Wales centre leads research into dementia prevention

ehospice Australia

Dementia is one of today’s biggest public health challenges, and the idea that it can be beaten is gripping the world. International studies are examining risk factors for the different types of dementia and designing strategies to delay its onset or prevent it altogether.

Carers in Scotland asked to give views on parliamentary bill

ehospice UK

Carers in Scotland have been called on by the Scottish government to give their views on the Carers (Scotland) Bill, a piece of legislation which aims to improve support available for carers and clearly set out their legal rights.

National Alliance for Caregiving launches “Caregiving Champions” program

ehospice USA

The National Alliance for Caregiving announced today the inaugural class of the “Caregiving Champions” program, an initiative to connect state caregiving advocates to local and national persons of influence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *