World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Why nurses should lead efforts to overcome palliative care consultation barriers

US – Forbes

With many in the community supporting the idea of palliative care being an essential part of critical care, the integration of end-of-life support with curative and life-sustaining intervention is more crucial than ever.

Heart failure care moving to palliative approach

US – Pharmacy Times

Palliative care has traditionally played only a limited role in treating patients with heart failure, but at the suggestion of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association, its role has been on the rise.

Doing international mixed methods research on patients’/family caregivers’ experiences

EAPC blog

Dr Marieke Groot, Senior Researcher/Assistant Professor, Radboud University Medical Center, expertise center for palliative care, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, writes about the patient study, part of the EU-funded project INSUP-C, that she is directing.

Palliative care debate in the House of Lords – what could it mean?

UK – Marie Curie blog

Baroness Ilora Finlay’s Access to Palliative Care Bill   will receive its second reading in the House of Lords this Friday (23 October). This means that members of the House of Lords will have the opportunity to have a general debate about this Bill and the issues it raises.

Palliative care expert to advise new Severe Behaviour Response Teams

ehospice Australia

A leading palliative care expert will be among the key advisors to new Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRTs), designed to assist with symptom management in aged care residents with dementia who exhibit severe behaviour.

Integrating the law and patients’ rights to palliative care

ehospice Kenya

It is funny how many people turned up to vote for the constitution yet if asked to quote an article or give reference to it nobody would raise their hands to do so. This is the ignorance that is around Kenya and moreover the ignorance in Palliative Care where people are denied their rights while others face oppression, their rights not being respected.

MPs and Breast Cancer Care call for better access to palliative care for people with secondary breast cancer

ehospice UK

A report published by Breast Cancer Care makes a series of recommendations that would look to ensure more people with secondary breast cancer are able to access palliative care services.

New look for Hospice House

ehospice South Africa

Zululand Hospice House receives a miracle makeover thanks to local sponsors.

The Door

ehospice USA

This story was written by Jayson Stone and was inspired by the work of his wife, Becky, a hospice nurse.