World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 2 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care helps ‘provide the capacity’ for holistic aged care

Australia – Australian Ageing Agenda

The importance of palliative care in residential and community aged care, and its role in ensuring person-centered care, will be discussed at an upcoming conference.

Welsh celebrities get in the party spirit to bring joy to life-limited children

UK – Wales Online

Jamie Roberts and Mark Mark Colbourne joined several other celebrities at Ty Hafan to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

Engaging Terminally Ill Patients in End of Life Talk: How Experienced Palliative Medicine Doctors Navigate the Dilemma of Promoting Discussions about Dying

 US – Plos

To examine how palliative medicine doctors engage patients in end-of-life (hereon, EoL) talk. To examine whether the practice of “eliciting and responding to cues”, which has been widely advocated in the EoL care literature, promotes EoL talk.

ASCO develops recommendations for invasive cervical cancer care

US – Medical Xpress

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has developed guidelines for the management and palliative care of women with invasive cervical cancer. The clinical practice guideline was published online May 25 in the Journal of Global Oncology.

Canadian euthanasia bill passes final vote in Commons, heads to Senate

Canada – Life Site

The Liberal government’s controversial Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide passed third reading Tuesday night by a vote of 186 to 137, and now heads to the Senate.

Cannabis does not cause harm

US – Independent Record

With all due respect to your local car dealer, the medical marijuana law of 2004 and the industry that developed have helped thousands of Montanans.

Expert calls for greater awareness on cancer

India – The Hindu

In the developed world, due to greater awareness on cancer, patients come in for treatment during early stages, ensuring a longer quality life post treatment. In India, most patients come in for treatment during late or terminal stages, says surgical oncologist Vallam Karthik Chandra.

Butterfly Box Welcomes Grace Ramsay!

ehospice South Africa

Launched on the 10 October 2015 at Threads Project in Woodstock, the Butterfly Box project continues to soar.

Study highlights need for better integration between neurology and palliative care services

ehospice UK

A new study published in BMC Neurology has found wide variation in the integration between neurology and specialist palliative care services across the UK.

Alzheimer’s Association raises awareness during June

ehospice USA

Greater understanding is urgently needed given the dramatic impact of the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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