World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Caring for Terminally ill Patients

The New Indian Express

When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, family members, friends and  caregivers should be willing to listen to their concerns, say doctors.

Palliative care in cancer: earlier is better

US – MedPageToday

Early concurrent palliative care in patients with advanced cancer had a significantly beneficial effect on 1-year survival, even for patients living in a remote rural setting, according to results from the ENABLE trial.

Senators to providers, industry: lobby harder on end of life care

US – MedPageToday

Congress has grown more receptive but needs stakeholders to keep pushing.

Palliative care a ‘foreign’ but vital role for pharmacists

US – Pharmacy Practice News

When treating a patient who is nearing the end of his or her life, Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, offers a key piece of advice: “Focus on what is important now.”

10 facts about hospice care you may not know

Swazi observer

Some people have the wrong idea about hospice care. They think that hospice is only about dying and it is the place you go to when there’s nothing more to be done.

Admiral nursing in a hospice

ehospice UK

Last summer Sharron Tolman was appointed admiral nurse at St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham – the first such appointment at a hospice in the UK. Here she writes about her work supporting patients and their families in the hospice and in the community and making the hospice more ‘dementia friendly’.

Five physicians honored for outstanding care of patients near the end of life

ehospice USA

Leaders who advance palliative care in underserved areas and forge ties with various medical specialists to help people with cancer receive the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards.

David W. Rehm receives Maida Solomon Distinguished Career Award

ehospice USA

HopeHealth announced that CEO and president David W. Rehm has been recognized by the Simmons School of Social Work as this year’s Maida Solomon Distinguished Career Award recipient.

TB infection control in hospices

ehospice South Africa

Because of the TB epidemic in the South Africa, and because hospices are looking after diagnosed TB patients it is very important that measures are taken to protect both hospice staff and patients from contracting TB.