World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 28 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer charity warns of ‘meltdown’ in care for dying patients

UK – Mail Online

End-of-life care in England is heading for a “meltdown”, a leading cancer charity has warned. Many dying patients are not getting proper pain relief, they are not being involved in key decisions about their care and many are unable to die at home, Macmillan Cancer Support said.

Providing supportive care to patients with kidney disease

UK – Nephrology

Instead of assuming that life prolongation is the single most important goal, patient-centred care helps patients and families realistically balance quality of life, comfort, and the burdens and benefits of treatments

Hospice patient shares artwork one final time

 US – WKBW

Geri Mormile’s artwork is as beautiful as she is.

Glen’s Story: “I am the principal carer for my wife, Carole.”

 Australia – Palliverse

In line with our #PALLANZ Tweetchat, this month Palliverse takes a special focus on Carers. Glen Davis is husband, advocate, and principal carer for his wife, Carole, now in the final stage of dementia. He also is father to 3 children, and has 5 grandkids.

First of its kind, Paedspal Palliative Care unit opens in Cape Town

South Africa – Cape Talk

Last week saw the opening of the Paedspal Palliative Care unit at the Rondebosch Medical Centre, the first of its kind in this province.

Meeting the newborn child, valuing the child’s lifetime and emergency bonding

ehospice international children’s edition

In an interesting article for the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Dr Pierre Bétrémieux explains some of the important issues and challenges in providing perinatal palliative care.

VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos

ehospice América Latina

Más de 600 personas se dieron cita en la ciudad de México para asistir al VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos.

We want you! To get involved in Hospice UK’s annual conference

ehospice UK

As booking opens for Hospice UK’s annual conference (being held in Liverpool this November) Sarah Russell, head of research and clinical innovation at the charity, outlines four reasons why you should attend this major event and consider submitting an abstract.