World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

HIV hospice to open in Saskatoon in October

Canada – CBC News

Saskatoon is about to get its first HIV hospice and therapy home. It will be located at the former Grey Nuns’ Residence on Avenue O. It’s expected to open in October.

Hope is vital in palliative care

Swaziland – Swazi Observer

Today’s article explores hope within the context of life limiting illness and palliative care, defining its essential influences and effects. Hope does not only apply to the patient but applies to all of those involved, each of whom is searching for their own meanings.

Hospice provider will pay $10.1M for overcharging Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare

US – McKnight’s

A Florida-based non-profit hospice provider will pay more than $10.1 million for allegedly overbilling Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, according to the terms of a settlement reached with federal authorities.

Palliative care around the world

UK – OUP blog

Worldwide, palliative care is an increasingly significant field as less-economically developed countries attempt to remedy short-comings in systems of care, to ensure the dying receive the support they and their families need.

Why Father’s Day is extra special to hospice families

UK – Belfast Telegraph

To mark Father’s Day, two local dads give their perspective on what it is like to cope with a child who is life limited and the role the Hospice has played in their lives.

The rise of the ‘elder orphan’

US – MercatorNet

There are unprecedented numbers of childless and unmarried individuals among the aging Baby Boomer population, leading researchers to coin the new phrase ‘elder orphans’. The trend is causing concern among geriatricians and palliative care physicians who say that many are at risk of becoming ‘elder orphans’ with little support available to them as they age.

The Dutch Paediatric Association makes decision on euthanasia for all children

ehospice International Children’s edition

The Dutch Paediatric Association says that children who suffer unbearably must be able to ask for euthanasia and have called for the rescinding of the law on the present 1-12 year age limit.

Developing hospice-enabled dementia care in Cheshire

ehospice UK

Siobhan Horton and Sian Harrison write for ehospice about how St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and East Cheshire Hospice are leading on improvements in end of life care for people with dementia in Cheshire, through the development of a new practice development team.

From grief stems hope

ehospice Ireland

Linda Allen’s world turned upside down when her gorgeous15-year-old son, Darragh, took his own life over a year ago. Here the mother of two writes movingly about her devastating loss. But from her unspeakable grief there is the emergence of light and hope.

More than just a ‘charity shop’

ehospice South Africa

Charity shops sales have really benefited hospices throughout the provinces which contributes to their sustainability. Today we catch up with one of these shops at Helderberg Hospice.

Important lessons I learned from my father

ehospice USA

As I reflect on Father’s Day, which is celebrated this Sunday in the U.S., I know there are many things that my dad, Michael, taught me about life. Some very important lessons came at the end.