US – Washington Post
A new study has found that difficulty discussing end of life medical treatments is complicated further when there are ethnic differences that can create subtle barriers between the doctor and patient.
Canada – Peak Online
While many supports are available for people who are terminally ill and their families in Powell River, hospice and palliative care advocates say gaps still exist.
UK – Marie Curie blog
In its recent report on Equity in the Provision of Palliative Care in the UK, the London School of Economics shows that people over the age of 85 receive proportionately less specialist palliative care than people from other age groups.
All the main UK-wide political parties have made commitments to improving end of life care in their recently published election manifestos.
The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is reflected in Jodi Rose’s sentiments that moved her to write the book Journeys of the Heart following the death of her husband, former Olympic champion swimmer Murray Rose.
ehospice South Africa
The story of Jessica, a 39 year old female living with HIV and TB in Cape Town with her partner and four children.
In an article available on the Environments for Aging website, writer Larry Beresford takes a look at several hospice gardens and shines a light on the ways they support care.
Together for Short Lives yesterday launched a new guide to enabling a good transition to adulthood for young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.