Canada – Oncology Nurse Advisor
Is it possible to devise a method of delivering effective ongoing palliative care to cancer patients living in rural communities? Yes, and its success relies on nurses, according to a recent study conducted in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
US – Healio
Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, director of the pain and palliative care program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
UK – Daily Telegraph
Lord Prior of Brampton said it was “preferable” for dying patients to pass away “in their own home with their loved ones” rather than alone in hospital.
Swaziland – Swazi Observer
Good communication between healthcare professionals is crucial within palliative care. Many have found that good communication can lead to a greater sense of well being, decreasing feelings of distress commonly experienced by those diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their families.
India – Imphal Free Press
The All Manipur Working Journalists Union in collaboration with the Palliative Care Society, Manipur organised a one day awareness programme on Palliative Care in Manipur today at the Manipur Press Club.
UK – ITV News
£10m is to be invested to improve NHS services in Wales, including £1m for end-of-life care which will be focused on hospices at home.
New Zealand – Central Leader
Amitabha Hospice, in the Auckland suburb of Avondale, has been running laughter yoga at its weekly community group for patients across Auckland. Many of the patients have suffered a stroke or have cancer.
Zimbabwe – Sunday Mail
Island Hospice has developed a successful children’s support programme, based on its many years of bereavement group therapy with children which started in the late 1980s.
ehospice International Children’s
What could be better – children and animals together? An uplifting story of therapy animals visiting the children of Richard House.
Hospice Simcoe plans to offer 24-hour end-of-life nursing care, paediatric visiting palliative care in family’s homes, and grief and bereavement services in the future.
ehospice South Africa
Miracles do happen – as South Coast Hospice has proved by ending one of its most difficult years ever with a reasonable surplus of funds.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a 6-3 decision in the widely watched King vs. Burwell case.
Lesley Spencer from Princess Alice Hospice writes for ehospice about how their hospice at home service is ensuring that patients have a better quality of life, an improved experience and achieve their preferred place of care and death.