US – Philanthropy News Digest
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, is accepting applications for its Certification Research Grant program.
UK – Belfast Telegraph
Children’s hospices are on the brink of a funding crisis owing to cuts and freezes in local authority and NHS spending, according to a report.
US – Vox
The double standard embodied in the position enshrined in the laws of a growing number of states gives the lives of terminally ill people less protection from suicidal desires than the lives of the rest of us.
Ireland – The Irish Times
There are times when I feel sorry for the HSE’s management and staff. Last week was one of those times. The organisation was urged to apologise for issuing a memo to acute hospital managers on the legality of removing “trespassing” patients from beds using “minimum force”.
Ireland – Irish Examiner
Hundreds of terminally ill children in Ireland have had their lives greatly improved by a new palliative care programme.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
The short documentary Extremis, which began streaming on Netflix on Sept 13, 2016, follows several dying patients through their stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) of a public hospital in Oakland (California, USA).
At the conclusion of their “Hospice Palliative Care FIRST: A Month of Action” campaign, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champion’s Council is pleased to announce that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is the first company to receive the Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC) designation.
ehospice South Africa
“MOVEMBER is the month we focus on the men – the guys,” says Neil McDonald, Hospice CEO.
The life-enhancing benefits of rehabilitative palliative care and the valued contribution by hospices to volunteering supported by the end of life social action fund were among the highlights of the final day of Hospice UK’s annual conference in Liverpool.
Review the list of original articles appearing in the November 2016 edition of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.