UK – Nursing Times
Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left.
Australian Ageing Agenda
Family carers having homicidal thoughts about their loved one with dementia is a “real and significant phenomenon” according to world-first Australian research, which reaffirms the profound pressures facing carers.
New Zealand – Nelson Mail
Nelson Tasman Hospice abides by the World Health Organisation’s guidelines that caring for someone facing the end of their life – whether at home or in a hospice building – should neither hasten, nor postpone their death.
UK – Daily Telegraph
After cancer returned for a third time David and his family decided to forego further treatment and enjoy life. His mother, Sacha Langton-Gilks, is keen for other families to think positively about end of life preparation and talk of a death plan as we do for a birth plan.
UK – The Guardian
Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure, writes Ranjana Srivastava.
US – Ravalli Republic
Artful Grieving is a pilot program offering a series of classes by Marcus Daly Hospice and sponsored by a grant from the Hospice Care Foundation of Missoula.
US – Item Live
Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, has won the 2015 Circle of Life Award.
ehospice International Children’s
Dr Rezaul Karim and his team at Chittagong Medical College Hospital take a lead in developing children palliative care services in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The emergence of the pivotal element of community involvement was brought home by speakers exploring the intricacies of palliative and end of life care for those with disabilities at a forum in Canberra this week.
Pat Caffrey, who has raised over £161,000 for Woodlands Hospice, has been given a British Citizen Award for her services to volunteering and charitable giving.