World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Association aims palliative care for all

Sri Lanka – Daily News

The Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka (PCASL) aims to target the development of Palliative Care at the primary health care level to access to those who need it most with limited economic capacity, Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka President Dr. D. K. D. Mathew said.

Hospice UK chief executive to retire in summer after 18 years in role

UK – Civil Society

The chief executive of Hospice UK, David Praill, is set to retire from the charity in July after 18 years in the role.

Palliative Care campaign asks students “What Gives Your Life Meaning?”

US – The Cougar Chronicle

The California State University (CSU) Institute for Palliative Care recently launched a new campaign that will explore the importance of end of life care and educate students on issues that may affect themselves or their family members in the future.

Bringing palliative care to the Central Highlands – the Nyeri Hospice story

Kenya – KEHPCA

Hospice care, home-based care and legal aspects in palliative care provision are among some of the services provided by Nyeri Hospice staff to thousands of patients, families and communities within Nyeri County and many of the surrounding counties that form the Central Highlands of Kenya.

Jane’s story

UK – BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Jane Parsons speaks on radio about the Boston hospice she helped to set up and is now preparing to use herself.

Official launch of the ICPCN Now Campaign to take place in Taipei

ehospice International Children’s

The ICPCN NOW Campaign will be launched officially on 30 April at the Asia Pacific Palliative Care Conference taking place in Taipei.

Helping primary carers cope as loved ones move on

ehospice Australia

A University of the Sunshine Coast research project aims to help families cope with ongoing stress following the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care.

Howard Sachs: the struggle to accept

ehospice USA

Author Marietta Pritchard shares the powerful story of Howard Sachs and his experience with hospice care.

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