World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 November 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation Accepting Applications for Certification Research Grants

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.

Children’s hospices struggling with funding crisis, report claims

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.

Everyone should have the right to assisted suicide — or no one should

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.

Half of older people died in intensive care units when they would have been better off at home

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”.

Children’s Palliative Care Programme a big support for terminally-ill children

Ireland – Irish Examiner

Hundreds of terminally ill children in Ireland have had their lives greatly improved by a new palliative care programme.

Response to “Extremis: a sensitive look at life (and death) in the ICU”

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).

GSK named Canada’s First Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) by CHPCA

ehospice Canada

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.

‘Manne’, take up the Movember challenge

ehospice South Africa

“MOVEMBER is the month we focus on the men – the guys,” says Neil McDonald, Hospice CEO.

Hospice UK annual conference 2016- Day 3

ehospice UK

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.

November original articles in JPSM

ehospice USA

Review the list of original articles appearing in the November 2016 edition of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.