World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Analgesic ‘road map’ gives hope for better palliative care in Russia

Russia – Russia beyond the headlines

The Russian government has adopted a “road map” for increasing accessibility to drugs and psychotropic substances for providing patients with painkillers. Experts believe that this is a strategically important step for constructing a system of palliative care in Russia.

The right to life…..and death?

Malta – Times of Malta

One cannot really blame MPs for their “palpable discomfort”, as our online report put it, when they listened to a certain Joe Magro make his plea for the legalisation of euthanasia a few days ago.

Hospice Nurse’s Moving Adele Rendition Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

US – The Huffington Post

Hospice patients in eastern England were moved to tears by an assistant nurse’s touching rendition of an Adele song.

‘Big difference between euthanasia, patient refusing treatment’ – Professor Pierre Mallia

Malta – Malta Independent

There is a big difference between euthanasia and a patient refusing treatment, said Professor Pierre Mallia during an interview with The Malta Independent on Sunday to discuss a project on end of life care that will see a summer conference held here in Malta.

A child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes

ehospice International Children’s

New statistics released on the yearly number of childhood cancer diagnoses.

Senior executive Riverdance producer pays personal tribute to hospice – two weeks after his wife’s death.

ehospice Ireland

The senior executive producer of Riverdance, Julian Erskine has spoken about the “fantastic hospice” care his wife received in the final days of her life.

Teaching palliative care for HIV in Portugal – sharing African and European perspectives

ehospice South Africa

I was happy to receive an invitation to teach on palliative care in HIV at a teaching programme focusing on non-cancer palliative care at the Catholic University of Portugal.

Even amidst life – and sunshine – there is death

ehospice UK

Jeremy Porteus, founder and director of the Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network) highlights the role of the specialist housing sector in meeting people’s preferences at the end of life.

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