World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care taboo among families of DMD patients

Singapore – Today Online

Without a cure in sight, the families of many patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy would eventually have to think about palliative care. Yet, experts TODAY spoke to say the topic is often considered taboo among families grappling with the condition.

Statement from Dr Chris Simpson, president, Canadian Medical Association on opposition motions on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on physician-assisted dying

Canada – CNW

“The CMA recognizes the important leadership role to be played by the federal government on this issue. We will be seeking to work with legislators in the drafting of any new law governing medical aid in dying to ensure patient needs are respected and the physician perspective is reflected.”

Liberals put assisted suicide in the Commons spotlight

Canada – CBC News

When the Chamber opens for business this morning, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will present his party’s proposal to set up a special committee to study the landmark ruling on physician-assisted suicide handed down by the Supreme Court earlier this month – and ultimately, report back to the House with recommendations on how the government should proceed.

Center for Hospice Care’s president & CEO named board chair of the Hospice Action Network

US – PR Web

Mark M Murray, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care, was recently appointed 2015 Board Chair of the Hospice Action Network (HAN).

Help for schools, colleges & nurseries to support children who need palliative care

ehospice UK

A new interactive resource will give education providers in England information and support to help children with life-limiting conditions.

Applications now being accepted for innovative hospice nursing residency program

ehospice USA

Care Dimensions, based in Danvers, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Regis College, announces the launch of an innovative new hospice nurse residency program.