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.
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.
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 – 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.
Ireland – Irishhealth.com
More hospice and palliative care services are urgently needed for children in Ireland, Laura Lynn has said.
US – Tech Times
Many patients with advanced cases of cancer do not understand the treatment process and prognosis, a new study has suggested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St Barnabas House has introduced a “ManBus” to offer monthly outings to men who are living with advanced illness and may have become isolated.
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.