World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 22 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

‘I get the children laughing and I create happiness for that family’

Irish Times

Muireann Aherne is a nurse with Laura Lynn’s @Home team who give children with life-limiting conditions respite care in their own homes.

Marie Curie challenges care inequalities

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.

Hospice to open in cancer relief centre

Gibraltar Chronicle

The Gibraltar Government has agreed to provide funding for Cancer Relief Gibraltar to operate a hospice unit at the Cancer Relief Centre.

Palliative care – not euthanasia

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.

California’s Right-to-Die Bill

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.

Panel looking at assisted dying learns much from European experience

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.

Man serenades 93-year-old dying wife with love song in heart-wrenching video

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.

Hospice care team visit palliative care projects in Kenya

ehospice Kenya

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 value of nursing certification

ehospice USA

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.

The role of a paediatric palliative care pharmacist

ehospice UK

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.

Professor Mike Bennett wins BMA Medical Book of the Year award

ehospice UK

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.

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