World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 29 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How Medicare’s new rules may improve eldercare benefits

US – Time

As the number of elderly Americans soars, Medicare is testing improved benefits for seriously ill seniors.

End of life judgments shouldn’t be made by one doctor, says new guidance

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.

Medical students visit Hospice

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.

Newmarket hospital step closer to building 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.

Schools in the UK provide support to children with palliative care needs

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.

Andrew Shatté discusses resiliency and stress management

ehospice USA

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.

A day in the life of a hospice child and family counsellor

ehospice UK

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.

Francis House Children’s Hospice: caring for teenagers and young adults

ehospice UK

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.

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