US – Medical Xpress
Spouses of patients receiving hospice for three or more days more frequently reported reduced depression symptoms, compared to surviving spouses of patients who did not receive hospice, according to a study published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Australia – Illawarra Mercury
Palliative Care Week is a good time to start conversations about the type of care people would like, and whether they’d like to receive that at home or in hospital.
UK – Belfast Telegraph
Instances of inadequate provision of pain relief, food and fluids were highlighted in an investigation of A&E care by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
New Zealand – Scoop
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra $16 million of funding is being pumped into hospices across greater Auckland over the next four years.
US – KSL
Where do Salt Lake’s homeless go to die? Some spend their final days in a motel, a camp, or a shelter. Even worse, many lives end on the streets. Now, people who know life on the streets have come together to give the homeless a place to die with dignity.
US – CNBC
Parents are expert procrastinators when it comes to getting their estate-planning documents in order, and they’re even worse at communicating their wishes to those they’ll leave behind.
Retired Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness has called for a national conversation on death and dying in Ireland.
ehospice South Africa
What do you think when you hear the word: ‘Hospice’? A common perception is that Hospice is a place to go to die. This was also my own perception until I was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer).
Healthcare futurist Dr. Ian Morrison delivered the opening keynote address at NHPCO’s leadership conference on April 30 and focused on key issues for the American healthcare system.