World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 24 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Pope Francis’ Guide to Lent: What You Should Give Up This Year

The Vatican – Time

If we’re going to fast from anything this Lent, Pope Francis suggests that even more than candy or alcohol, we fast from indifference towards others.

Doctors with conscience speak out

The Hindu

Shocking revelations by 78 doctors from small towns to every one of the megacities who are critical of the growing commercialisation of medical care have been complied into a report: ‘Voices of Conscience from the Medical Profession: Revealing testimonies by rational doctors about the reality of private medical practice in India’ to be released on Thursday 26 February.

Palliative cancer care home for patients

The Hindu

The foundation for a palliative cancer care home for patients was jointly laid by SNR Sons Charitable Trust and the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Satellite at Sri Ramakrishna Rural Health Centre at Pachapalayam near Perur, recently.

Hospice photography – preserving moments of love forever

ehospice USA

Four years ago, hospice nurse Mary Landberg discovered a powerful way to serve the patients and families she cares for through her artistic skills as a photographer.

Research reveals experiences of disabled people with a terminal illness

ehospice UK

Research carried out on behalf of Marie Curie has found that terminally ill people with a disability are likely to have a poorer experience of end of life care than those without a disability.

The Story of Hlengiwe

ehospice South Africa

Hlengiwe was a 28 year old single mother of five children, four girls aged 11, 10, 6 and 4 years old and one boy aged 8. Hlengiwe experienced a lot of social problems, she was unemployed and depended on her social grant for her permanent deafness as well as her two children’s social grants.