World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 20 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Most of world’s population have no access to pain-relieving drugs: Report

Times of India

Around three-fourths of the world’s population have no access to any pain-relieving drugs according to a report.

‘Be there and be available’ when someone is dying: Caring at End of Life palliative care report

Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

A new report from Western Sydney University has found that people are really only able to die at home if the community pulls together to help them achieve their wish.

I’m a doctor. Preparing you for death is as much a part of my job as saving lives

US – Vox

It wasn’t until just before graduation that we talked about what to do when a patient is dying. A single three-hour seminar with a group of specialists from the palliative care service; at least it was mandatory, writes Shoshana Ungerleider.

The deviousness of dementia

US – The Guardian

When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos.

New plan to get people with dementia to start advance care planning earlier

ehospice Australia

A new national research project will measure whether geriatricians can increase rates of advance care planning among people with dementia, soon after their diagnosis.

Use of palliative care services doubles over the past decade

ehospice Australia

Palliative care-related hospitalisations have increased by more than 50% in the past decade, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s most recent national data on deaths, released today.

Hospice staff to benefit from learning agreement with Royal College of Nursing

ehospice UK

Clinical and non-clinical staff at Rennie Grove Hospice Care are set to benefit from a new learning agreement with the Royal College of Nursing to promote learning in the workplace. Jo Oates, head of professional development and quality assurance at Rennie Grove, tells us more.

London Assembly begins investigation into end of life care in the capital

ehospice UK

Today the London Assembly is hearing evidence about the provision of end of life care in the city, and is also welcoming submissions on the subject from organisations and individuals until 6 November.

South African IJPN awards finalist recognised for breast cancer research

ehospice South Africa

Sanesha Naicker, a doctoral researcher from South Africa, was named as a finalist at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards in London last month.

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