World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 29 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

The silver tsunami is actually silver-brown. How does end of life care differ for minorities?

US – Washington Post

Health disparities that plague ethnic minorities throughout their youth and middle age doggedly pursue them through the end of life. Minorities are less likely to enroll in, more likely to revoke and less likely to report satisfaction with hospice care.

Miners’ hospice in China faces struggle to survive

China – Reuters

Yangjia Hospital in remote Wuyi County in eastern China has become a home-from-home for Hu Hushen, 78, a former miner suffering from “miner’s lung”, as the disease pneumoconiosis is often called, since 1976.

Why compassion and transparency matter in the workplace

US – Tulsa World

Hospice executive director Ava Hancock writes about the skills and traits that make up a good leader in the workplace.

The importance of building Scotland’s evidence base and using it

UK – Marie Curie blog

Marie Curie has launched its largest ever call for research in partnership with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, totalling £1,425,000. £450,000 of this will be spent directly in Scotland.

New mortuary opened at University Hospital Limerick

Ireland – Nenagh Guardian

The former Governor of Mount Joy Prison John Lonergan performed the official opening of the revamped mortuary at University Hospital Limerick last week.

Ease the transition to hospice care in the family home

US – KevinMD

Some people are very surprised when they go to inpatient hospice, are stabilized and told to go home. Inpatient hospice could be within a hospital, nursing home, or a dedicated hospice facility.

‘A very enriching experience’

UK – King’s College London blog

Dr Piedade Amaro, from Portugal, writes about her visit to the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Royal reward for hospice heroes

Cayman Islands – Cayman Compass

Charity marathon runner Derek Haines and Cayman HospiceCare medical director Dr. Virginia Hobday received their MBE awards from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

The first days of grief

UK – Huffington Post

Naomi Barrow writes for the Huffington Post about her mother’s death and the early stages of grief.

MPs call for improvements in end of life care

ehospice UK

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published its follow-up to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report ‘Dying without dignity’.

Relay for Life celebrates 10 years

ehospice South Africa

CANSA Relay for Life is a unique event that offers everyone in your community the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

Avow welcomes new chief officers

ehospice USA

Jaysen F Roa is appointed president & CEO and Phyllis Hall is appointed chief financial officer at Avow based in Collier County, Florida.

Mission Impossible? Not for Phyllis Tuckwell!

ehospice UK

When a family photo album was discovered among donated items at one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s shops earlier this year, determined staff and volunteers set out to find the family it belonged to.