Netherlands – BBC News
Earlier this year a photograph was released showing a woman on a stretcher in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. She was there to take a final look at her favourite Rembrandt painting. Her visit had been made possible by a Dutch charity that helps terminally ill patients fulfil their last wish.
US – NJ.com
Since its inception, Circle of Life primarily serves low-income and underserved families in the greater Newark area.
Australia – Canberra Times
According to Palliative Care Australia, 70 per cent of palliative care patients in Australia would prefer to die at home but only 14 per cent do.
South Africa – SABC News
KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sbongiseni Dlomo has called for better training of nurses with regard to palliative care.
Australia – Gladstone Observer
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows palliative care-related hospitalisations have risen more than 50% over the past decade.
UK – Nursing Times
A study, by an expert in palliative care medicine from Kings College London, has assessed why the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway failed and recommended how hospital trusts might avoid similar pitfalls.
US – Boston Globe
Dr Billings become a pioneer in palliative medicine, helping develop the first hospice program in Massachusetts and becoming a founding member of what is now the American Academyof Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Australia – Fraser Coast Chronicle
Maryborough Hospital now has dedicated palliative care beds thanks to the refurbishment of one of the hospital’s wards.
UK – Gazette & Herald
Prospect Hospice’s much-anticipated Outreach Centre in Marlborough, which Gazette readers helped raise almost £160,000 towards, is set to open this week.
Ireland – The Cork
Marymount University Hospital & Hospice officially opened its new interventional pain service facility at Marymount, Curraheen, Cork this morning.
This fall, we are profiling four caregivers in a special feature called Memories of a Caregiver. Use the hashtag #MemoriesOfACaregiver on social media to discover online discussions about this project.
Debbie Chester was inspired to take up nursing after she saw the care given to her late father by St Ann’s Hospice.