World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 21 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Medicare expanding access to hospice care

US – Wall Street Journal

The federal government is announced on Monday the expansion of a pilot project that paves the way for Medicare beneficiaries to use hospice services while still getting treatments that aim for a cure.

Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices is persistently patchy

UK – Huffington Post

It often surprises people to know that hospices for adults receive on average only around a third of their income from statutory sources, while children’s hospices receive on average 17%, writes Hospice UK’s Jonathan Ellis.

‘Hospice care is for the living, not just the dying’

UK – Channel 5

At Hospice UK we know that when we ask most people what they know about hospice care, they think of hospice beds where dying people spend their final days of life, says Dr Ros Taylor, national director for hospice care.

Māori authors feature in grief support sessions

Radio New Zealand

Three leading Māori authors will be used to support recently bereaved whānau in a unique pilot project. The Mary Potter Hospice in Porirua is offering grief support sessions to whānau of the hospice’s patients that have died in the last two years and will also be open, free-of-charge, to the public.

Nursing homes ‘need’ RNs 24/7, Wollongong nurse says

Australia – Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong palliative care nurse Nilda Miranda is adding her voice to a growing campaign to keep registered nurses in nursing homes around the clock.

Cancer treatment intensity persists at end of life

US – Health Leaders Media

Better advance-care planning strategies are needed, including recognition by healthcare leaders of the importance and value of palliative care as a field, says a Johns Hopkins researcher.

2015 forum to focus on emerging healthcare trends

Cayman Islands – Compass Cayman

Mental health, palliative care and allied healthcare will be among the key topics at this year’s Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, which will focus on emerging trends.

Meeting the psychological needs of the chronically and terminally ill

ehospice Australia

The palliative and aged care sector has responded positively to the announcement of funding for Listen, Acknowledge, Respond, the collaboration designed to meet the psychological and psychosocial needs of people with advanced chronic and terminal illnesses.

How much goodness can one day hold?

ehospice India

In this second part of the blog series on Pallium India’s weekly children’s clinic at SAT Government Hospital, Trivandrum, Smriti Rana, Consulting Psychologist and Programme Director for Children’s Palliative Care Project, writes about her experiences.

Unexpected “teachable” moments for hospice

ehospice USA

Opportunities to introduce new audiences to hospice care can come unexpectedly as NHPCO has learned with the recent news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s transfer to hospice care.

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