World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 23 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Making end-of-life care more scientific

US –

When she filled out the advance directive form, Lisa Curcio, who has metastatic breast cancer, made it clear that she does not want aggressive measures as the end nears.

Don’t forget palliative care in discussing future of assisted death: experts

Canada – CTV NEWS

With the intense focus on the looming legalization of physician-assisted dying, the kind of help most Canadians facing death will actually seek for easing their suffering seems to have quietly faded into the background.

Longer hospital stays for terminally-ill rural Scots patients


Terminally-ill patients in rural communities are facing longer hospital stays due to challenges in finding end-of-life care in their area, a study has found.

NCPC response to Hospice UK report into end of life care priorities


The National Council for Palliative Care has released a response to Hospice UK’s report, which found that 57 percent of Health and Wellbeing Boards do not include the needs of dying adults and children in their key strategies that inform local service planning.

Palliative care transforming lives of those with life-limiting illnesses

Australia – ABC News

Perth woman Cait Calcutt had a limited understanding of palliative care until the day she reached out to a service which transformed her family’s life.

Elizabeth speaks about living with cancer – and holding her own wake – as National Palliative Care Week approaches

Australia – The Canberra Times

In a bar in Civic, surrounded by family and friends, The Smiths on loud, a Star Trek-themed cake at the ready and cocktails named in honour of her doctors, Elizabeth Caplice was celebrating her own wake.

Caring for the dying is everyone’s business

Malaysia –

This year marks the 25th year of palliative care in Malaysia, and though we have made great strides in the field, our community engagement is way below average.

Call for more Maori in hospice care

New Zealand – RNZ

Hospice New Zealand is calling for an increase in the number of Māori working in palliative care, saying there is a great deal of room for improvement with very few working in the field.

Florence & the Machine perform for Austin teen in hospice

New Zealand –

Musicians Florence and the Machine performed at the Austin 360 Amphitheater Thursday night, but it was another Austin performance that will have you reaching for tissues.

Are leaders made or born?

ehospice Kenya

Behavioral theory suggest that individuals are mold in to good leaders through; teaching, learning and observation. Leadership is a set of skills that are learned by training, perception, practice and experience.

It’s all about the passion

ehospice South Africa

In continuation of our #HospiceVisits drive we have a look at the great work Msunduzi Hospice are doing. Msunduzi Hospice seek to provide and promote holistic quality care for all people living with a life threatening illness within the Msunduzi municipality.

Call to help put families first this Children’s Hospice Week

ehospice UK

As Children’s Hospice Week kicks off, Together for Short Lives calls on the government and public to help put families first so they can get the care and support they so desperately need.

Community Hospice efforts garner national recognition

ehospice USA

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and ruckus. advertising + public relations recently joined forces to better convey our organization’s unmatched quality, service and satisfaction in the region.

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