World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 28 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New website on palliative care

The Irish Times

A new website, which aims to provide information about palliative care throughout Ireland, has been launched.

Toolkit to support patients with breast cancer and palliative needs

The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin

Women with a life limiting breast cancer diagnosis will have access to a toolkit to help them understand and access palliative care thanks to an international grant awarded to Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) earlier this month.

How race influences why people die in America


The latest government data show some encouraging declines in death rates from major diseases, but the good news comes with some caveats.

Heaven over hospital: Dying girl, age 5, makes a choice


Julianna Snow is dying of an incurable disease. She’s stable at the moment, but any germ that comes her way, even just the common cold virus, could kill her. She’s told her parents that the next time this happens, she wants to die at home instead of going to the hospital for treatment.

Bristol Museum’s death exhibition attracts thousands

UK – BBC News

An exhibition about death and the human experience has attracted thousands of visitors despite only opening at the weekend.

Caring for the spirit

Palliverse blog

It’s Pastoral Care Week! The 2015 theme: ‘Spiritual Care Together’ offers those of us working in the area of palliative care an opportunity to take the time to pause; to reflect, and consider the ways in which we all can, and do, contribute to spiritual care for the dying and their families.

Songwriting in healthcare institutions

ehospice Canada

Our hospitals and treatment centres hold stories. They hold profound stories. If the walls had ears, they would whisper songs so sad and joyous that they would bring anyone to tears.

Prepare for National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

ehospice USA

November is celebrated as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in the U.S., a valuable time to engage with your communities to raise awareness and celebrate hospice and palliative care.

Marie Curie’s annual grants programme for palliative and end of life care research opens

ehospice UK

Marie Curie is launching its largest-ever call for research, in partnership with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association).

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