World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Charities say letting people die at home could save millions for NHS

UK – The Guardian

The NHS could save millions of pounds if the majority of people who died of a terminal illness in hospital did so at home as most wished to do, charities have said.

Palliative care at home for patients in their final months

Singapore – Asia One

A pilot programme has been started to provide palliative care for advanced dementia patients at home.

Delays in hospice referral can do harm

US – Boston Globe

At NVNA and Hospice of Norwell, we see that patients and families often have difficulties making their wishes about end of life care known. Oftentimes, they make decisions far too late to benefit from hospice care instead of more invasive treatments at hospitals.

The future of end of life care

US – Minnesota Public Radio News

As America’s population ages, more family members must confront the realities related to end of life care. Two physicians and a bioethics expert joined MPR News’ Kerri Miller to talk about how to navigate through those decisions.

No hospice – but rehab unit to open soon at St Ita’s Hospital

Ireland – Limerick Leader

A new, 22-bed rehabilitation unit at St Ita’s Hospital, built at a cost of €2m, will be ready to take its first patients by the end of next month.

Palliative care for people with MS – a nurse and patient’s perspective

ehospice UK

As part of MS Awareness Week, Diane Shenton, a retired palliative care nurse who has been diagnosed with MS, writes for ehospice on how hospice and palliative care can help individuals living with MS.

Pain Free Hospital Initiative in Kenya

ehospice Kenya

Efforts to scale up pain relief around Kenya have in the recent past been championed by Treat the Pain, a program of the American Cancer society which has been working closely with Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association.

Carmin’s love and light

ehospice USA

Carmin, a 58 year-old mother and grandmother from San Diego, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago and with the help of palliative care and now, hospice care, Carmin is able to live each day with light and love.

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