World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Caring for the dying, behind bars

US – Boston Globe

‘Compassionate release’ programs offer, if not a ‘good death,’ at least dignity for inmates.

Link between admission rate and disability at end of life

UK – Nursing Times

A high number of hospital admissions in the last year of life is linked with increasing disability in older patients, which may influence palliative care discussions, according to a US study.

Gender differences in receipt of end of life care

US – Doctors Lounge

There are gender differences in receipt of end-of-life care among terminally ill cancer patients, with male patients more likely to receive intensive care unit care, according to a study published online May 14 in Cancer.

Many making wills to let them die with dignity

Times of India

When it came to planning her own life, financial advisor Sujata Kabraji decided to create a different kind of will. The two-page living will clearly states that there is no need to prolong her life in case she becomes terminally ill or slips into a coma.

CQC says GPs should be more involved in end of life care

UK – Pulse Today

The chief inspector of primary care has indicated that GPs could ‘do better’ when dealing with end of life care.

How do you talk to a child about death?

Ireland – The Journal

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) yesterday launched its ‘Listen with eyes, ears and heart’ campaign.

Cannes film review: ‘Chronic’


Tim Roth plays a nurse battling with the weight of his patients’ pain in a film that engages with the way families often offload the care of loved ones to third parties.

Putting patients at the centre is focus of Improving End of Life Care conference

ehospice UK

Patient-centred care was high on the agenda at the Improving End of Life Care conference in Birmingham on Wednesday, which also discussed the importance of training staff and accurately measuring progress.

First ever side event on children’s palliative care at the World Health Assembly

ehospice International Children’s

On the occasion of the 68th World Health Assembly taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the ICPCN has been instrumental in presenting a first of its kind side event on palliative care for children to take place on Monday 25 May.

The Uganda Cancer Institute launches the UCI- Fred Hutch Cancer Research Centre

ehospice Africa

The Uganda Cancer Institute UCI in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre Cancer Research Centre has launched a state-of-the-art UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre at Mulago, Kampala Uganda.

EAPC Chief Executive Julie Ling writes about her new role at a time of change and opportunity

ehospice Ireland

The CEO of the EAPC, Julie Ling, took over the role in January at a time of exciting change in the organisation with a new board and more recently a new president. She has worked in both adult and children’s palliative care in England and Ireland for the past twenty-five years.

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