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.
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.
US – Tulsa World
Hospice executive director Ava Hancock writes about the skills and traits that make up a good leader in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
UK – King’s College London blog
Dr Piedade Amaro, from Portugal, writes about her visit to the Cicely Saunders Institute.
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.
UK – Huffington Post
Naomi Barrow writes for the Huffington Post about her mother’s death and the early stages of grief.
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published its follow-up to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report ‘Dying without dignity’.
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.
Jaysen F Roa is appointed president & CEO and Phyllis Hall is appointed chief financial officer at Avow based in Collier County, Florida.
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.