World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care

Germany – IPPCN

This biennial international conference will be held in Munich, Germany from 9 to 12 September 2015. Professor Scott Murray and Dr Joel Rhee of IPPCN will be co-chairing the session on Advance Care Planning in Primary Care. We would really welcome any abstracts about ACP and end of life care in the community! Abstracts close soon on 1 March 2015

Pediatric advance care planning from the perspective of health care professionals: A qualitative interview study


Pediatric advance care planning differs from the adult setting in several aspects, including patients’ diagnoses, minor age, and questionable capacity to consent. So far, research has largely neglected the professionals’ perspective.

Euthanasia and living wills in Malaysia – two sides of the coin

Malaysia – The Star

A discussion on physician assisted suicide in Malaysia. 

End of life care: who’s doing it right?

US – Healthline

According to new research, the United States continues to lag behind other nations in end of life care, but healthcare experts say the tools we need to fix our system are already in place.

A continuing conversation: Q&As from the 2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium

US – ASCO connection

The inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, held in October 2014, drew nearly 700 attendees from medical, radiation, and surgical oncology, as well as from hospice, palliative care, and other symptom management specialties. As a way to continue the discussion from the meeting, has published select attendee questions posed during the Symposium along with faculty responses.

2015 a watershed year for assisted suicide in the US

US – New Scientist

The fight to legalise doctor-assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill will take centre stage in the US this year, with bills filed in 20 states plus the District of Columbia.

Stories of compassion: meet Sumunthra Moodley

ehospice South Africa

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.

Applications now being accepted for innovative hospice nursing residency program

ehospice USA

Care Dimensions, based in Danvers, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Regis College, announces the launch of an innovative new hospice nurse residency program.

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