World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Superhospital: Royal Derby patient Glyn Moss’s heart-rending story is revealed on ITV series

UK – Derby Telegraph

The tear-jerking story and eventual death of lung cancer patient Glyn Moss on Thursday’s episode of ITV’s Superhospital programme will have shocked many viewers. But 45-year-old Glyn was very keen that his story was told and hopeful that it would do some long-term good

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5 ways hospice care is changing Americans’ lives, because end of life care should be anything but an afterthought

US – Bustle

When you think of hospice facilities, you might not conjure up the most pleasant images. But that doesn’t change the fact that they have become an extremely important part of our healthcare system.

New project to launch in Dwyfor making end of life care accessible

UK – Wales Express

An innovative new project is being launched by St David’s Hospice to make end of life care services more accessible to patients and their families in the Dwyfor and Llyn area.

Mount Auburn Hospital announces merger with Parmenter Hospice

US – Cambridge Chronicle

Thanks to a recent merger with Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Cambridge’s Mount Auburn Hospital will be able to conduct an extra 50,000 visits yearly to homecare and hospice patients, according to CEO Jeanette Clough.

Compassion as a motivating force

India – The Hindu

The first batch of interns have been welcomed to the ambitious District Collector’s Internship Programme (DICP) that commenced on Thursday. They will be guided by, among others, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director of Pain and Palliative Care

End of life planning in today’s connected world

UK – Marie Curie blog

James Norris, chief executive of DeadSocial, discusses what happens to our social media and digital assets when we die.

WHO validates that Cuba is the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

ehospice International Children’s

In a world first, Cuba has managed to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

MSPs launch inquiry into palliative and end of life care

ehospice UK

As part of its new inquiry into palliative care, the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is inviting organisations and individuals to share their experiences of accessing palliative and end of life care.

Taking palliative care to the community level

ehospice Kenya

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) has in conjunction with 11 county hospitals launched the third phase of the project to integrate palliative care in public hospitals in Kenya, a project currently supported by The True Colours Trust.

Looking beyond a patient’s primary diagnosis

ehospice UK

Helen Andrews writes about the importance of exploring all options when new symptoms appear and the danger of assuming all symptoms must be connected to a patient’s cancer diagnosis.

Community rallies for Hospice

ehospice Canada

The community made it very clear it wants control of Hospice Prince Edward (HPE) back.

Palliative Care’s dinosaurs mentioned in despatches

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia’s Pal and Carey, the eye-catching green origami dinosaurs used to promote May’s National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) in print and online, have had a win of their own.