World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 23 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care can provide a better death – and even a longer life

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.

In praise of the hospice: “How people die remains in the memory of those who live on”

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.

Researchers call for expanding palliative care

Canada – iPolitics

Doctors say improvements in palliative care stalled, model must change.

Canadian cancer patients get better palliative care than people with other diseases

ehospice Canada

Palliative care in Canada ‘is inadequate and must adapt,” charges an articlepublished today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The face of Breede River Hospice

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.

The advanced nurse practitioner in palliative care: a scoping secondment

ehospice UK

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 public reporting

ehospice USA

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.