World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End-of-Life Support: The Role of Pharma

UK – Eye for Pharma

How should we prepare for the final moments of our beloved ailing friends or relatives? How can pharmaceutical companies help? These are perhaps questions that not everyone is comfortable hearing; nonetheless, they must be asked before another and more pressing question arises – do we resuscitate?

‘Quality End of Life Care for All’ (QELCA): the national rollout of an end of life workforce development initiative


Most people in the UK die in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals and it is essential that NHS employees are equipped to provide high-quality end-of-life care. Government policy encourages charities to work in partnership with the NHS and hospices have the necessary expertise to deliver education in end-of-life care.

Linking ACLS with end of life conversations, EMRs that enhance relationships, and can hospitals address social needs?

LOWN Institute

In order to bring you more of the news you want to read, RightCare Weekly summarizes and interprets three important articles and provides headlines linking to the many other articles and editorials you’ll find interesting. As always, RightCare Weekly presents articles related to moving our healthcare system toward the right care for all patients.

UMass Medical School report cites need for awareness of end of life care options

US – University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public awareness of advance care planning, palliative care and end-of-life options are key to improving end of life care in Massachusetts, according to a report prepared and released by UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

California State University Institute for Palliative Care Announces 2015 Spring and Summer Course Schedule

US – PR Newswire

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care announced its spring and summer course schedule today aimed at bringing the best in palliative care education to nurses, chaplains, social workers and other health care professionals.

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