World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 25 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hypoactive and mixed delirium subtypes in terminal cancer patients signify ‘imminent death’

International Business Times

A report from the Chonnam National University Medical School Gwangju in South Korea says that hypoactive and “mixed” delirium are a strong sign that patients are close to dying.

Students join hands for palliative care

India – The Hindu

College students have vowed to volunteer for palliative care activities to help people who are bed-ridden due to accidents and diseases.

Palliative care poor in First Nations communities, researcher says

Canada – CBC News

It’s something many Canadians take for granted, but choosing to live out their last days at home is not an option for many First Nations people according to a university researcher studying the issue.

Elder Care: Discussing end of life issues

US – The Sentinel

Currently, end of life discussions are covered by Medicare only if they take place within the context of an initial visit after first enrolling in Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now considering expanding this coverage.

Horse visits hospice to say goodbye to his cancer-stricken owner

US – Inside Edition

When Lisa Beech checked into a hospice, her family knew there was one sure way to bring a smile to her face. After three weeks apart, the 49-year-old was visited by her beloved horse Jake in a touching reunion caught on camera.

Palliative care for children highlighted as a right in recent UN report

ehospice International Children’s

A report prepared by a UN Special Rapporteur and published earlier this year highlights the need for paediatric palliative care to be part of holistic care provided to children.

Targeting the youth in cancer advocacy

ehospice Kenya

Youth Against Cancer in Kenya (YACK) recently organized a talk at the Peponi Preparatory School in Nairobi. The talk targeted and engaged year eights students in the school.

Improving palliative care data collection and end of life care co-ordination in England

ehospice UK

Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has today published a statement updating on progress towards a new national data collection from specialist palliative care services.

Prestigious award for girl who raised £52,000 for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice

ehospice UK

Madison Glinski, a 10-year-old from St Ives in Cornwall, was named Young Fundraiser of the Year at the JustGiving Awards on Wednesday evening.