Muireann Aherne is a nurse with Laura Lynn’s @Home team who give children with life-limiting conditions respite care in their own homes.
UK – Third Force News
A major charity will urge the Scottish Parliament to put a clearly defined plan in place to make sure everyone who needs palliative care will have access to it by 2020.
The Gibraltar Government has agreed to provide funding for Cancer Relief Gibraltar to operate a hospice unit at the Cancer Relief Centre.
South Africa – IOL News
Is there a choice other than assisted suicide? Dr Liz Gwyther, chief executive of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA), argued at the South African Medical Association’s conference on Friday that there was – palliative care.
US – New York Times
Gov. Jerry Brown of California is hearing plenty from opponentsand supporters of a bill state lawmakers passed earlier this month that would allow some terminally ill patients to hasten their death.
Canada – CTV News
The head of a panel looking into legislative options to govern doctor-assisted death says a recent fact-finding tour in Europe has opened members’ eyes to the many complexities surrounding a practice that’s soon to become legal in Canada.
US – Time
An elderly man was filmed singing “You’ll Never Know” to comfort his 93-year-old wife as she lay in a hospice facility, and the footage is heartbreaking.
It isn’t very often that your donors visit the projects they have supported. Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association and its member institutions were delighted to host a team from Hospice Care Kenya this month.
The demand for highly qualified, competent nursing staff is growing and the growth in hospice and palliative care program has lead to an need for professionals qualified in this area.
Helen Crooks, Scotland’s only full time paediatric palliative care pharmacist, discusses her day-to-day duties and the pivotal role that a pharmacist can play in improving medicines management in children’s hospice services.
A book co-authored by Mike Bennett, professor of palliative medicine at St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, has won the British Medical Association’s (BMA) Medical Book of the Year award.