UK – Rochdale Online
Over 120 people attended an end of life care conference – ‘Discussing the Unthinkable’ – was held at KYP.
New Zealand – New Zealand Herald
Child and family therapist Melanie, who has worked at Waipuna Hospice for 10 years, was the facility’s first paid social worker and this year she became its first child and family therapist.
Canada – ARPA
On the feature this week, an interview with Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu. She has introduced a Private Member’s Bill calling for the development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada.
China – South China Morning Post
Measures to help Hongkongers spend their final days at home or elsewhere outside public hospitals are being explored by the government, Hospital Authority chairman John Leong Chin-yan has revealed to the Post.
Canada – CBC News
A palliative care physician based in Lunenburg is criticizing Canada’s new assisted-dying law, saying it is too restrictive because it only applies to those who will die soon, and not those suffering with no immediate end in sight.
Singapore – Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
Take a step into the lives of four people. A woman with a degenerative condition, a young man stuck with stage four cancer, a nurse and a medical social worker who help the dying.
India – Pallium India
In a village, a small boy is bitten by a snake. A tragedy of errors ensues, arising from a fatal combination of neglect, bad advice, wrong choices, and ignorance.
ehospice Canada English
Supportive Care…Supportive Oncology…The Comfort Team…The Butterfly Team (as may be heard in pediatrics). Why is there so much resistance to the use of the “P” word – palliative? The truth is, palliative care might not be what many people think it is.
“Mary” (not her real name), a mother of 4 children lives with her family in Kawangware. Early 2012 she kept visiting different hospitals with different complaints with the hope of getting better which did not happen. Her condition became worse as time went by until when she sought for medical help from the national referral hospital in Nairobi.
Hospices need to get even better at communicating what they do, and anticipating reputational risks, writes Suzanne Stevenson, head of media and PR at Hospice UK.
The Health & Science section of The Washington Post (June 20, 2016) features an article on a family’s experience with a loved one who chose Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) at the end of her life.