World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 23 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care by the people, for the people: A call for a new grassroots movement

US – Huffington Post

To truly change health care at the end of life we need to go beyond hospice institutions to more fully develop and embrace the medical approach known as palliative care.

Palliative care in California: Improving, but not everywhere

US – San Jose Mercury News

California’s system for handling serious and end of life care is improving, but more services are needed to meet patient demand, according to two major reports released on Thursday.

Belgium to hold its first ever perinatal palliative care conference


On 13 November 2015 the very first Belgian Conference on Perinatal Palliative Care will take place in Brussels. The conference is a direct result of the hard work and collaboration of two different paediatric palliative care education programmes.

Tightening the purse strings – how do we want world-class services to be funded?

UK – Third Sector blog

The government and society want charities to perform but they must remember that services cost money, argues Clare Periton, CEO of Helen & Douglas House.

How to get what we need at the end of life

US – Boston Globe

In order to know what our patients prize most, we need to ask them, and then we must be able to act on what we learn. This requires three key elements, writes Diane E Meier.

Seattle nurse vows to create region’s first hospice for children

US – Komo News

Ladybug House has gained momentum and support, but what the project needs most is $12 million and a 3-to-5-acre plot of land to start build what is envisioned to be a state-of-the-art facility serving young people in need of hospice care.

Positive progress in Portugal – Part Two

ehospice International Children’s

Following on from last week’s report on the 1st Paediatric Palliative Care Meeting held in Lisbon earlier this month, Dr Ana Lacerda writes about further exciting developments in paediatric palliative care in Portugal.

Don’t leave me now: exploring dementia through drama

ehospice UK

Playwright Brian Daniels writes for ehospice about his play ‘Don’t leave me now’, which explores early onset dementia and is being used by hospices and other care organisations for help staff better understand the disease and the impact it can have on patients and those close to them.

Gold Standards Framework Ambassador Network launched at UK Parliament

ehospice UK

More than 100 representatives of organisations accredited by the National Gold Standards Framework Centre (GSF) attended the launch event of its new ambassador network in Westminster yesterday.

Wisconsin health organization to cover advance care planning

ehospice USA

WPS Health Insurance and Arise Health Plan offer incentive for advance care planning to eligible members.

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