World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Care in the Final Moments

US – Azusa Pacific University

Sitting alone in a hospital next to her mother’s bedside, Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP ’13, knew she had found her calling.

Having the tough talk about how we wish to die

US – The Salt Lake Tribune

There’s no better time than now to talk about dying. And if the best-seller lists are any indication, it’s a really hot topic these days.

Hospice care can save suffering when the end is near

US – The Desert Sun

The most common questions I face in hospice are: “Did I make the right choice;” “Am I giving up on myself or my loved one?”

An unexpected friendship forms in hospice as the end of life nears

 US – Centre Daily Times

Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moment they met. Jen, 41, the hospice nurse. Jody, her irreverent patient, all but spitting in the eyes of her doctors.

Cannabinoid Integrative Health 101

US – Huffpost Politics

On Jan. 23, 2016, I delivered a TED-style talk at the 2016 Virtual Cannabis Health Summit produced by Green Flower Media. You can see the full text of my remarks with pictures here and a video of my presentation here. Below are some highlights:

Nothing is available here to ease the pain

India – The Hindu

The pathetic and heart-rending cries that resonate from the burns ward at the medical college hospital here is not something that any visitor to the hospital will ever forget.

CASW Releases Discussion Paper on Physician-Assisted Death

ehospice Canada

In response to the first reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) has today released a discussion paper on social work’s perspective and role.

Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

ehospice Kenya

Wednesday 30th March 2016 was a day of great joy as Meru Hospice opened a new premise located within Meru town. Dozens of people packed the hospice’s great area to celebrate the grand opening and toured the facility.

There’s always a reason to smile. You just have to find it

ehospice South Africa

Today we continue our journey at Highway Hospice and interview a patient.

Q&A with Liz Hancock, Hospice UK advisory council representative for West Midlands

ehospice UK

Liz Hancock, chief executive at Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton, recently joined Hospice UK’s advisory council as representative for the West Midlands.