World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 23 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Ethnicity complicates patient-doctor discussion of death

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.

Challenge remains to find palliative care beds

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.

We need to tackle access to end of life care for people aged 85 and over

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.

End of life care on the national agenda

ehospice UK

All the main UK-wide political parties have made commitments to improving end of life care in their recently published election manifestos.

Dying to talk – talking about dying won’t kill you

ehospice Australia

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.

A true story of inspiration

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.

Learning more about hospice gardens

ehospice USA

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 launches guide to support transition into adulthood

ehospice UK

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.