World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 2 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Medicine adapts to end-of-life care

US – The Morning Call

I am responding to comments in Dr. Ric Baxter’s Your View (“End-of-life conversations necessary for families”).

Young Montrealer seeks to raise awareness about the value of palliative care

Canada – Montreal Gazette

At first, when the oncologist suggested a palliative care residence for her mother, Laurence Fugère was reluctant. Her concern was that it would be much like the hospital in which her mother had been so unhappy: institutional, crowded and chaotic. 

The Death Trade

US – Chronogram

Death and dying guru Stephen Jenkinson leads a workshop in Kingston on June 4.

Meet little Pearl… my beautiful god-daughter

Ireland – Independent

When Miriam Donohoe travelled to Uganda to volunteer in a hospice, she had no idea it would change her life, or that she would fall in love with a little girl.

‘You can make it a little more bearable’ – palliative care doctor

New Zealand – One News

For the past 16 years Dr Ross Drake has been helping children and adolescents prepare to die.

How to have a great conversation with someone who is going to die

UK – The Guardian

Software developer Pieter Hintjens outlines his rules for talking to someone who is dying, as he faces up to his own diagnosis of terminal cancer.

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