World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 20 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Increasing hospice use among Hispanics and Latinos: ‘Walk with you every stage of this journey’

US – Huffington Post

Hospice’s palliative care model is increasingly recognized for bringing quality of life to end of life, yet Hispanics in America typically underuse it.

Complex to offer insurance cover for hospice care

Singapore – Straits Times

Insurers are able to provide services at an affordable premium because they leverage risk pooling, where the healthy subsidise the unhealthy.

CM bats for palliative care institution in State

India – Sangai Express

The State Government is giving top priority to health sector in the State, said CM O Ibobi while inaugurating the two-day Pallicon 2015 at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound.

The Long Goodbye: Hospice volunteers create blankets to thank local veterans


Good Samaritan Hospice volunteers are saying thank you to veterans in our area, by creating special blankets to honour their service.

Children’s Grief Awareness Week: ‘They understand what you’re going through.’

UK – Saint Francis Hospice blog

Jessica, aged 9, lives with her father, Ian. Her mother Maria died of cancer in June 2014. In the first in our series of posts during Children’s Grief Awareness Week, Jessica gives an insight into the bereavement support she receives from Saint Francis Hospice.

New social media campaign on pain control for children

ehospice International Children’s

“It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” is an initiative by the Center for Paediatric Pain Research to ensure the accessibility of research evidence about children’s pain to parents through the use of social media.

Chronic heatlh conditions on the rise in US

ehospice USA

A new survey commissioned by the non-profit Transamerica Center for Health Studies found that nearly two out of three (62%) Americans have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.

Why we want all hospices to benefit from fundraising benchmarking

ehospice UK

Antonia Bunnin and Elizabeth Palfreman from Hospice UK write for ehospice about the importance of fundraising benchmarking and how hospices can get involved in a new benchmarking project to see how their fundraising measures up.

“I had no idea the hospice could help someone like me”

ehospice UK

Julia explains how The Hospice of St Francis, and one community specialist nurse in particular, supported her emotional recovery following a diagnosis of cancer of the bowel in January 2014, helping her get back to work and back to her “normal positive self”.

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