World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 20 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Dr Diane Meier publishes commentary on Atul Gawande’s new book

US – Democracy Journal

CAPC Director Diane E. Meier, MD, has penned a moving and powerful commentary on Atul Gawande’s recently published book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

Disadvantaged Australians missing out on end of life planning and care: research

Australia – ABC News

Homeless and chronically mentally ill people are missing out on end of life planning and care, according to research commissioned by support service Footprints.

Home care and hospice providers set to participate in NAHC’s March on Washington

US – News Medical

This weekend, hundreds of home care and hospice providers arrive in Washington, DC, for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington taking place March 22-25, 2015.

Anastassia’s story – hope and Hyperinsulinism

ehospice International children’s edition

A new Little Stars film out of Russia tells the story of Anastassia who was diagnosed with Hyperinsulinism when she was only two weeks old. It looks at how the palliative care team from the Russian Children’s Palliative Care Foundation support Anastassia and her family.

Guidance published on cardiovascular implanted electronic devices at the end of life

ehospice UK

New guidance on pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and other cardiovascular implanted electronic devices (IEDs) in people towards the end of life, during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and after death has been published.

The Change Foundation releases new five-year strategic plan focused on family caregivers

ehospice Canada

The Change Foundation today announces the focus of our next five-year leg of strategic work – Out of the Shadows, Into the Circle.

The Art of Dying Conference

ehospice USA

The Art of Dying conference, hosted by the New York Open Center, brings together renowned thought-leaders, innovators, researchers and practitioners in the area of death and dying, including the professional fields of palliative and hospice care.