World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Modern dying from a doctor’s perspective

US – Palliverse

A thoughtful article regarding our modern attitudes to dying by Dr Craig Bowron, an internist (i.e. physician in internal medicine for us Down Under, or general medicine consultant).

In their own words – The colourful life of hospice and palliative care volunteers in Europe

Europe – EAPC Blog

Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-Chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, introduce an exciting new project where hospice volunteers will tell their stories.

Palliative Care in North Africa and the Middle East: Stories from Sudan

Europe – EAPC Blog

In October 2015, the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO EMRO) organised the third ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop about palliative care. As a special adviser to the WHO EMRO, Professor Sheila Payne met leaders in palliative care from the region and invited them to contribute to this special series on palliative care in North Africa and the Middle East.

What are the ways forward from the inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference?

Australia – Croakey

The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was a rare opportunity for Elders and Indigenous delegates from across the globe to share diverse experiences of cancer, as well as their work in research, policy, practice and communities.

Cancer help desk, helpline

India – The Times of India

A cancer help desk and a cancer helpline from the field of oncology and palliative care offers voluntary services to cancer patients, who need an honest second opinion on cancer treatment.

Free Home Hospice Services Started in Nepal

Nepal – Binaytara Foundation

In collaboration with Cancer Care Nepal, the Binaytara Foundation (BTF) has established a home hospice program in Patan, Nepal. The goal of this BTF home hospice program is to provide peace, comfort, and dignity to patients with terminal illnesses by allowing them to spend last few months of their lives among their loved ones, free of pain and discomfort.

Children’s Palliative Care: Building Bridges – Home, Hospital and Hospice

ehospice international children’s edition

It’s estimated that tragically more than 3,840 children in Ireland are currently living with a life-limiting condition and that on average 1,873 children currently have active palliative care requirements a major conference due to take place at Farmleigh will hear.

Growing demand for end of life care will put ‘intolerable’ strain on health and social care

ehospice UK

Macmillan Cancer Support is today warning that the NHS and social services will not be able to cope with an increase in the number of people dying from cancer.

Schumacher receives leadership award

ehospice USA

For his leadership in the field and his dedication to advancing hospice and palliative care, J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, was awarded the Galen Miller Leadership Award at the opening plenary of NHPCO’s 31st Annual Management and Leadership Conference.