UK – The Guardian
Despite death being our only shared destiny, there is an amazing amount of misinformation about what medicine can achieve at the end of life.
UK – The Telegraph
With over 200 organisations already supporting 120,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions each year – and their families and friends – our aging population means that as time goes on there will be an even greater need for hospice care.
Canada – iPolitics
Doctors say improvements in palliative care stalled, model must change.
Palliative care in Canada ‘is inadequate and must adapt,” charges an articlepublished today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
ehospice South Africa
#HospiceVisits continue this week with a closer look at Breede River Hospice. We had a chat with the “Face of Breede River Hospice”, Julia Demas who is the current receptionist at this lovely hospice.
Meriel Conn, advanced nurse practitioner at Ayrshire Hospice, writes for ehospice UK about a joint project between the hospice and the University of the West of Scotland on the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in palliative care.
Hospice Compare, which was discussed in the FY2017 Hospice Wage Index final rule posted on August 5, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is something that the provider community should be aware of and prepare for.