World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Archangel Michael hospice opens its doors to patients

Cyprus Mail

After two decades of struggle, Archangel Michael hospice in Mesa Chorio in Paphos is now finally open and officially able to take patients.

180,000 patients need palliative care services

Uganda – New Vision

At least 180,000 patients suffering from HIV/AIDS and cancers are in need of palliative care services in the Country, according to Dr. Ludoviko Zirimenya, a physician at Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU).

The right to die

UK – The Economist

As yet only a handful of European countries, Colombia and five American states allow some form of doctor-assisted dying. But draft bills, ballot initiatives and court cases are progressing in 20 more states and several other countries.

Attitudes towards assisted dying

UK – The Economist

In June the Economist and Ipsos MORI polled attitudes towards doctor-assisted dying in 15 countries. We found that majorities thought doctor-assisted dying should be legal for adults in 13 of the 15 countries polled.

After reaching compromise with the city, The Inn Between hospice house for the homeless may soon open its doors

US – Good4Utah

A week after the Salt Lake City put a hospice house for the homeless on hold it appears a compromise has been reached. Officials with the Inn Between and the Salt Lake City Council, as well as several other agencies and lawyers, met in a Capitol board room to go over possible solutions to get the Inn Between open.

Long-time Arohanui Hospice volunteers win national awards

New Zealand – Manawatu Standard

Two long-time volunteers at Arohanui Hospice, who have volunteered for 34 years between them, have scooped 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

Cambia Health Foundation Gives $4 Million Gift to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation

US – Benzinga

Today Cambia Health Foundation announced that it is giving a $4 million grant to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of the Knight Cancer Challenge.

Report shows greater understanding of patients’ wishes at end of life

ehospice UK

A report published today by Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) has shown that the number of people dying in hospitals continues to fall, with more able to die at home, in hospices or care homes.

Bear Cottage barbecues a special time for grieving families

ehospice Australia

A group of people are sitting outside, eating, drinking, talking, sharing and laughing together. Children are running around, playing games and doing craft. This is the scene on the verandah every three months at Manly’s Bear Cottage, New South Wales’ only children’s hospice.

Volunteers crucial for Daycare

ehospice Kenya

In hospices and palliative care units across Kenya, patients, their families, volunteers, corporate and care givers come together to offer joy and happiness to the terminally ill so that for a few hours, they can forget their worries and problems.

Nazmi’s Story – Prospering with a genetic disorder

ehospice International Children’s

The latest Little Stars short film tells Nazmi’s inspiring story and challenges all of us to live every day to the full.

Palliative Care sector gathers to discuss next work programme of AIIHPC

ehospice Ireland

Stakeholders from across the Palliative Care sector gathered recently for a consultation day to contribute to the upcoming five year Work Programme of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC).

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