US – Time
As the number of elderly Americans soars, Medicare is testing improved benefits for seriously ill seniors.
UK – The Guardian
Judgments on when patients are reaching the end of their lives should be taken by a number of health experts rather than relying on the medical opinion of just one doctor, according to new guidance from health officials.
South Africa – News 24
Khanya Hospice was visited for two days by fifth-year students of the Nelson Mandela Medical School in Durban this week. The students chose to do their practicals at Hospice.
Canada – York Region
Southlake Regional Health Centre is a step closer to building a hospice after the province said the hospital can go ahead with the construction tender, Southlake announced this morning.
ehospice International Children’s
The Guardian recently published an interesting article about various ways schools can support children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions to stay in mainstream school institutions and receive their right to education.
Dr Andrew Shatté delivered the keynote speech for the closing plenary session at the Virtual Conference, “Clinical Advances in the Art and Science of Care,” on July 23 and shed light on the importance of resilience for healthcare professionals.
Angie Beasle shares what it is like to be a child and family counsellor at a children’s hospice by writing for ehospice about an average day at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
In recent years, the services provided by Francis House Children’s Hospice have evolved to meet the increasing need to care for children who are surviving into their teenage years and early adulthood.