World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Should we stop using the phrase ‘assisted suicide’?

US – Vice

A few days ago, the non-profit Compassion & Choices, which advocates for the rights of terminally-ill patients near the end of life, launched a new website: itsnotassistedsuicide.org

Canadian Medical Association urges healthcare strategy for seniors

Canada – Globe and Mail

Reshaping the health system to deal with the onslaught of ageing baby boomers is urgent and needs to be a political priority, the head of the Canadian Medical Association says.

Three medical oncologists to receive ESMO’s acclaimed awards

Europe – News Medical

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading European professional organisation for advancing medical oncology, has announced the three exceptional medical oncologists who will receive its acclaimed awards.

Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care

EAPC blog

In collaboration with the Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group, a team of authors from Germany, Indonesia and the United Kingdom, conducted a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for fatigue in palliative care.

Appeal launched to help Hospice support dementia patients

UK – On The Wight

A fundraising appeal has been launched to bring an Admiral Nurse to Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to help support patients and families affected by dementia.

Addressing racial disparity in hospice

ehospice USA

Recent articles in the media have brought attention on issues of racial disparity in the U.S. healthcare system, including a piece in the New York Times touching on hospice. The Hospice Action Network’s Lauren Drew shares some thoughts.

Would you like to be buried with my people?

ehospice Ireland

Interfaith Funeral Celebrant Karen Dempsey looks at the changing face of funerals in Ireland.

Together for Short Lives establishes Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards working group

ehospice UK

Together for Short Lives has formed a working group to investigate the practical impact of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) for young adults with life-limiting conditions.