World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Uganda still leading in palliative care

Uganda – The Observer

At least 18 million people die annually worldwide in avoidable agony and distress due to lack of access to pain medication and quality palliative care.

Seeing healthcare from the other side

UK – Nursing Times

Having worked in palliative care for 20 years, when Nigel Dodds was diagnosed with cancer he expected the worse.

LGBT seniors are being pushed back into the closet

US – The Atlantic

To curb harassment in care facilities, one woman is teaching staff members to respect their elders’ sexual orientations.

Pediatric palliative care is focus of Intensive at fall event

ehospice International Children’s edition

“Community-Based Pediatric Palliative Care: Building Bridges for Future Success” is one of eight Intensives that will be part of NHPCO’s new professional development event, THE INTENSIVES.

Praise for Think Ahead in new research

ehospice Ireland

The Think Ahead end-of-life planning tool has been given a major boost by doctors and patients in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

Research reflections: update on research ready and active hospices stakeholder consultation

ehospice UK

Sarah Russell, head of research and clinical innovation at Hospice UK, reports on the charity’s recent consultation exercise which investigated research activity within hospices and how hospices can be supported to become more research active.

Facts about hospice care you might not know

ehospice USA

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living…living as fully as possible, up until the end of life. Hospice brings comfort, love, and respect to the patients and families they care for.

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