World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 28 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Nurses who went extra mile for patients win healthcare award

Singapore – Today Online

62 healthcare professionals who received the Healthcare Humanity Award, which honours healthcare staff who have gone beyond their job scope to help others.

Children with advanced cancer need greater palliative care

US – PM360

Children over two years of age with advanced cancer experience high physical and psychological symptom distress, resulting mostly from pain, fatigue, drowsiness, and irritability, according to a study published online April 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

I really would rather die than exist without memory or recognition

UK – Herald Scotland

Hospice care is a rarity for dementia patients. But it is precisely the gentle atmosphere of a hospice with attention to personal needs and a watchful awareness of the need for pain relief that would most benefit sufferers and their families.

Attitudes toward death exposed in survey

China – The Standard

The University of Hong Kong Centre on Behavioral Health interviewed 1,123 people on attitudes toward death, advance directives and end- of-life care preferences, organ and body donations, and funeral/burial arrangements.

Uganda’s healthcare needs an overhaul

Uganda – All Africa

There is limited appreciation of palliative care (providing care to terminally ill persons with severe pain, especially those with HIV/AIDS and cancer) among some health facility managers.

Priceless stories from Crossroads Hospice gain power to live on forever

US – WCPO Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati journalism students are partnering with Crossroads Hospice to write life stories, allowing special stories to live on forever.

Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” award for Prof Julia Downing

ehospice International Children’s

Prof Julia Downing was presented with the Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” award in Orlando last week in recognition of her extensive contribution to cancer care internationally.

Death midwives help families cope with end of life care

ehospice Canada

Gloria Christianson remembers vividly the moment her son Scott passed away.

Strengthening a Community

ehospice South Africa

Non-centre based Early Childhood development (ECD) initiatives such as playgroups have gone a long way to give children access to early learning stimulation that they would otherwise not have had because of various barriers.

New brochures from Consumer Health Choosing Wisely campaign in English and Spanish

ehospice USA

Consumer Reports has posted several new Choosing Wisely brochures for patients, both in English and in Spanish, available on the Consumer Reports Health website.