UK – Dying Matters
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead organisation of Dying Matters, has revealed the shortlist for its first ever end of life care awards.
UK – The Guardian
Reflecting the rapidly changing nature of faith and belief in the UK, NHS chaplains are becoming more religiously diverse and even non-religious, with the first humanist chaplain to take a paid post beginning work this month.
Canada – Global News
A special joint committee will give the federal government its recommendations on physician-assisted death Thursday, bringing Canada a step closer to setting up a framework for doctors to help their patients die.
Malta – Malta Today
Two people from Malta are currently members of Dignitas, a Swiss accompanied suicide organisation, though no Maltese citizen has so far made use of its services.
The start of this month marked World Interfaith Harmony Week, an opportunity to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. Patron of Haven House Children’s Hospice, Iain Duncan Smith MP, reflects on the importance of recognising all faiths and none in delivering hospice care.
ehospice International Children’s edition
The Foundazione Maruzza recently launched an exciting campaign to ‘Give a face to the Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care.’
Pallium Canada is back hosting #hpm Chat for the 2nd time! Last time we discussed the international Compassionate Communities (CC) model and the concept of Public Health Palliative Care.
A new initiative has been set up to provide grief support groups in the community – allowing bereaved people access to a safe space to reflect on their grief and understand their loss.
As observation of February’s annual Black History Month comes to a close in the U.S., Cozzie King offers some additional thoughts about outreach into the African American community.