World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Future looks bleak for Lancashire hospice funding

UK – Lancashire Evening Post

Funding for hospices is ‘fragile, unfair and unsustainable’, according to new findings: A survey from Hospice UK and Together For Short Lives reveals that over two thirds of adult hospices surveyed had their statutory funding frozen or cut in 2014/15.

Barbados needs more palliative care services

Barbados – Loop News

General Practitioner Dr Natalie Greaves, says there is a need for more people to be trained in this area since many persons who are terminally ill choose a preferred place to die, and this she believes should be granted.

Hospice care inspires 40-year-old to take up nursing

UK – Nursing Times

Debbie Chester is about to embark on a new career as a district nurse at the age of 40, after being inspired to join the profession by the end of life care given to a close relative.

Peter MacKay defends doctor assisted dying panel saying it’s not biased

Canada – CBC

Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government is not trying to bias the outcome of an expert panel tasked with recommending how to move forward now that the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on doctor assisted dying.

‘We treat everyone the same: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans*people invisibility in end of life care’

EAPC blog

A new series that discusses how we can improve end of life experiences and care needs for people in minority communities. Dr Kathryn Almack draws upon some of the findings from her research study.

Cancer taskforce publishes five-year action plan for cancer services in England

ehospice UK

The independent taskforce set up by NHS England to develop a strategy for cancer services has published its report, which includes significant recommendations for end of life care.

Kenyan First Lady takes up mantle of African cancer fight with President Uhuru named Goodwill Ambassador as SCCA conference comes to Nairobi

ehospice Kenya

Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has taken up the mantle to lead the fight against cancer on the African continent under the auspices of the Forum of African First Ladies and Spouses against Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA).

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