World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 2 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Ontario opioid restrictions bad for palliative patients, doctor says

Canada – CBC News

The palliative care lead for north western Ontario says the province needs to ensure palliative care patients still have access to high-strength opioids.

‘Right, before I die’ at the Museum of Tolerance

US – PR Newswire

The Providence Institute for Human Caring will present the life-affirming photo exhibition “Right, before I die” Aug. 15 to Sept. 30, at LA’s Museum of Tolerance.

Life is too short

US – El Paso Times

I recently took care of a young patient whose case left an impact on me. When I admitted him, he was fighting a lost battle with cancer.

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

UK – BBC

More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, a report by Macmillan Cancer Support has suggested.

A new study explains the long-term survival of children with trisomy 13 and 18

ehospice International Children’s

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) recently conducted a study to examine the long-term survival and surgeries among children with trisomy 13 and 18.

How online communities can support carers

ehospice UK

Sam, online community manager at Carers Trust, highlights the support available to carers through online communities.

Advocacy toolkit for hospice providers caring for veterans

ehospice USA

The We Honor Veterans program has created a new resource to help WHV partner programs advocate and share this important work with elected officials.