World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 2 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Why do we have a right to suicide but not to palliative care?

Canada – Northern Life

If all individuals with terminal illness received quality end of life care, the incentive to shorten lives would be greatly reduced, writes Dr Peter Zalan.

‘Right-to-Die’ law highlights need for palliative care in California

US – California Healthline

Palliative care doctors say a new California law that legalizes physician-assisted death highlights the need to bolster awareness about the services they provide, Kaiser Health News reports.

Cancer care hospital provides great humanitarian service: Envoy

Saudi Gazette

Friends of Cancer Care Hospital & Research Center arranged an introductory session followed by a dinner at a local banquet hall here recently. It was attended by scores of prominent Pakistani families.

Good news: Medicare end of life spending declines with age

US – Forbes

A new CBO working paper has good news about Medicare: end-of-life health care spending declines as seniors grow older, writes Chris Conover.

The cost of caring for people with cancer

EAPC blog

Jeff Round explains the background to his longer research article selected as ‘Editor’s choice’ in the December issue of Palliative Medicine.

Roberto Manrique named as new ambassador for ICPCN

ehospice International Children’s

Popular Latin American actor, Roberto Manrique, has been named as the latest global ambassador for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.

Bold new proposal tackles palliative care’s core challenges

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia has proposed an ambitious new approach to overcoming the gaps and cost-shifting between different levels of government which detract from the delivery of palliative care nationally.

Planning for holidays after loss

ehospice Canada

After the loss of a loved one, the holidays are often difficult to plan. It is no wonder: You are planning for an occasion that encourages cheer and time spent with those close to you, which can be an overwhelming reminder of the absence of someone we’ve loved.

Learning for the learned

ehospice Kenya

Despite the fact that morphine usage is high there still are myths and misconceptions about morphine that make patients refrain from its usage.

Western Cape government launches UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy

ehospice South Africa

South Africa has adopted the new UNAIDS strategy aimed at bringing about an HIV free generation called the ’90 90 90’ strategy.

Hospice UK and National Council for Palliative Care announce closer working relationship to improve end of life care

ehospice UK

Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have today announced they will be working together as partners on a series of joint projects to help improve care for people with palliative care needs or who are terminally ill.

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