World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Breakfast with Prof Cynthia Goh – A voice for the dying

APHN

Prof Cynthia Goh, Senior Consultant of Palliative Medicine at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS),  share the history and how she established HCA Hospice Care, known as Hospice Care Association back then.

Doctors back end of life care Bill drafted by Labor MP Madeleine Ogilvie

Australia – Daily Telegraph

Australia’sS peak doctors’ body has welcomed a Tas­manian Labor MP’s bid to provide more legal certainty around end of life care.

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke sets medical certificate alight, rejects Medical Board’s conditions

Australia – ABC news

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has set fire to his medical certificate, rejecting the conditions placed on him by the Medical Board of Australia.

As doctors, we dream about having the time to get everything right

The Guardian – Comment is Free

“Time matters for cancers and strokes. It matters to bureaucrats, too. And it mattered for one patient I had who wanted to hand down a gift to his family before he died,” writes Ranjana Srivastava.

Leavetaking: Because of my mother’s cancer, we had to sell the family home

The Irish Times

After my mother received a terminal diagnosis last June, we sat down together – my mother, my brother and me – and discussed the horrible reality of our situation.

#PallANZ tweet chat

Palliverse

While living with grief and loss is a personal experience, we don’t have to endure it on our own. As a community, there are many ways that we can support each other. Join us to talk openly about living with grief and loss.

Euthanasia – legal regulations and practices

EAPC blog

Read the third post in our special series to mark the publication of the EAPC’s latest white paper on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Community palliative care nurse highlights value of mentors

ehospice Australia

As the care manager of a 120-bed aged care facility, Karin Woods, knows a great deal about palliative care. But when she was given the opportunity to have a specialist palliative care nurse mentor her staff for two weeks, she jumped at it. The experience proved so worthwhile, she wishes it was ongoing, and that a similar system could be set up to support aged care staff across the country.

The Year I Ran Away from Christmas: A Mother’s Perspective on Grief and the Holidays

ehospice Canada

A few years ago I ran away from home and took my kids with me. As we approached the first Christmas following my husband’s death to cancer, an unbearable sadness swallowed each of my kids.

Successful year for hospice care’s national charity

ehospice UK

Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care, recently published its latest impact report, telling the story of the difference the organisation has made in 2015. Head of governance and executive office, Rowena Lovell, shares some of the highlights and looks forward to 2016.

Seminar focuses on the provision of end of life care in hospitals

ehospice UK

Presentations from a seminar held last week in Glasgow about research concerning people at the end of life in Scottish hospitals are available to watch online.