World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Survey finds high support for doctors’ immunity from palliative care

Focus Taiwan

A recent survey has found that 95% of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97% back physicians’ legal immunity if they provide palliative care upon patient request.

‘We’re driving the way forward for palliative care’

UK – The Leader

With the elderly population expected to double in 20 years, Nightingale House chief executive John Savage told Romilly Scragg how North Wales’ hospices are making plans for the future.

Ugandan prison guards learn elements of end of life care to take back to their jails

UK/Uganda – Yellow Advertiser

A group of Ugandan prison guards, in the UK to learn elements of end of life care they could transfer back to their jails, visited Fair Havens Hospice.

Euthanasia – legal regulations and practices

EAPC blog

The third post in our special series to mark the publication of the EAPC’s latest white paper on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

MSPs call on Scottish government to ensure everyone has access to good palliative care

ehospice UK

Publishing the findings of its inquiry into palliative care today, the Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee calls on the Scottish government to outline how palliative care can be accessed by all who need it in its forthcoming Strategic Framework for Action.

Key barriers to quality end of life care for ethnic minorities

ehospice USA

A new study identifies six main patient-reported barriers to receiving quality end of life (EOL) care among ethnic minority populations.

Our services are world-class – but this comes at a price

ehospice UK

How do we want our world-class hospice care to be funded, asks Helen & Douglas House CEO Clare Periton.

mumms Hospice Software CEO is honoured

ehospice USA

Leo Radosta, CEO of mumms® Hospice Software, has been honored with Capital Caring’s Passion for Innovation Award.

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