World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

What we know about physician-assisted suicide around the world

US – The Week

The right of an ill patient to receive help dying remains contentious, with courts around the world still debating the issue more than 70 years after Switzerland became the first country to decriminalize physician-assisted suicide. 

College To Launch Online Palliative Care Program

UK – Blackburhnews

Lambton College is launching an online palliative care program this fall.

Demoralization Is ‘Part of Vision’ of Care for Cancer Patients

US – Medscape

Demoralization is becoming increasingly recognized in the palliative care setting as a clinical problem that requires assessment and treatment. Prevalence rates range from 13% to 18% in patients with progressive diseases such as cancer.

Giving My Mom the Death She Wanted

US – The Daily Beast

Thanks in part to home palliative care; my mom was able to pass away peacefully at home, surrounded by family.

How far we’re prepared to go medically to prolong life

Japan – Japan Today

Longevity is a gift. Sixty years ago in Japan, life expectancy at birth was 50; now it’s over 80, and rising – to what? A hundred? Two hundred? Maybe one day we’ll live forever.

New chief executive joins Lindsey Lodge Hospice

ehospice UK

Karen Griffiths has been appointed CEO at Lindsey Lodge, following the retirement of Alison Tindall, who set up and led the hospice for nearly 30 years.

Hospice serving the homeless in Salt Lake City

ehospice USA

People Magazine’s website recently featured an exclusive article on the INN Between, a hospice caring for the homeless Utah’s Salt Lake City.