World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 24 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Competence with compassion: A palliative care experience

EAPC blog

Cristina Cazorla, a medical student at Universitat de Lleida, Spain, explains what she gained from a clinical placement with a palliative care team.

Clinton tweet on ‘outrageous’ price-gouging by pharmaceutical CEO causes biotech stocks to crash

US – Raw Story

Shares in European pharmaceutical companies dropped on Tuesday following Hillary Clinton’s promise to publish a plan to bring down the price of prescription drugs.

What does public health have to do with palliative care?

Canada – Pallimed

Palliative care would benefit from a public health approach by developing a wider community context in which palliative care services can make their contributions.

Death Cafe set to open in London to ‘help people engage with dying’

UK – The Independent

London looks set to host a permanent “Death Cafe”, a coffee shop where people can go to talk about one of life’s most awkward subjects – dying.

Sir Michael Parkinson and MP Theresa May launch construction of Alexander Devine children’s hospice

UK – Local Berkshire

After years of hard work, building will now begin on Berkshire’s first children’s hospice.

Hospitals with high death rates face scrutiny

NZ Herald

Three provincial North Island hospitals have unexpectedly high death rates, according to data released to the Herald after a two-year wait.

Devon woman has hospice visit from horse

UK – BBC News

A horse has been taken in to a hospice to visit its owner. The horse, named Puzzle, was taken to Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay, Devon, to visit Pat West, 77, who has motor neurone disease.

Child mortality rates drop below 6 million

ehospice International Children’s

According to a recent UN report, the number of children who die from mostly preventable causes before they turn five now stands at 5.9 million a year – a 53% drop since 1990.

Mother of five uses her experience to help others

ehospice Australia

After losing two of her five children within five years, Justine Betteridge has decided to use her experience to help others and is now volunteering as part of HammondCare’s Palliative Care Home Support (PCHS) team.

Marymount Hospice opens new pain treatment unit – first of its kind in Europe

ehospice Ireland

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice officially opened its new groundbreaking interventional pain service facility at Marymount, Curraheen, Cork today.

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