World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Awake At The Bedside – Zen and the Art of Dying

US – Huffpost Books

The editors of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of- Life Care want to make one thing very clear: this book is not about dying, it’s about life and what it can teach us; it’s about caring and what giving care really means.

Help available for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia

UK – The Bulletin 225

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be stressful and difficult. With an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. caring for someone with a dementia-type illness, chances are that you or someone you know is facing this challenge now or will in the future.

Fears palliative care staff shortage could affect dying patients in final days

Australia – The Sidney Morning Herald

Steph Ewing had wanted to be a teacher since she was 2. She married her best friend when she was 21. Just after her 22nd birthday, Steph died.

Uganda: Build Palliative Care Service

Uganda – All Africa

The need for palliative care in this country grows each passing year, and yet unfortunately, the ways in which to meet it are not growing at the same pace.

More hospice services for children needed

Ireland –

More hospice and palliative care services are urgently needed for children in Ireland, Laura Lynn has said.

Only 5 Percent Of Patients With Advanced Cancer Understand Their Prognosis

US – Tech Times

Many patients with advanced cases of cancer do not understand the treatment process and prognosis, a new study has suggested.

Palliative care needed along with assisted death: experts

ehospice Canada

With the intense focus on the looming legalization of physician-assisted dying, the kind of help most Canadians facing death will actually seek for easing their suffering seems to have quietly faded into the background.

Family Room opens at Portiuncula University Hospital

ehospice Ireland

RTÉ Sports Broadcaster, Michael Lyster officially opened ‘Slí An Chroí’ Family Room in Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe last Tuesday, 10 May. The family room will provide a dedicated space for families of patients who are at end of life.

Garissa Palliative Care training

ehospice Kenya

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association is supporting the Garissa level 5 hospitals to scale up provision of palliative care services in the community by training health care workers and creating awareness in the community through media and other community channels.

Catching up with the CEO of Msunduzi Hospice: Warren Oxford-Huggett

ehospice South Africa

In continuation of our #HospiceVisits drive we have a look at the great work Msunduzi Hospice are doing. Msunduzi Hospice Association seeks to provide and promote holistic quality care for all people living with a life threatening illness within the Msunduzi Health District.

Hospice launches new initiative to reduce isolation among men who are living with advanced illness

ehospice UK

St Barnabas House has introduced a “ManBus” to offer monthly outings to men who are living with advanced illness and may have become isolated.

Use of video decision aids increases advance care planning in Hilo, Hawaii

ehospice USA

A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators describes the pilot program, which is part of a larger initiative to transform medical care for serious illness in the state of Hawaii.

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