World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

In-Hospital Mobility Program Keeps Elderly Patients Active

US – Medscape

Keeping older patients moving during their hospital stay helps prevent clinically significant declines in community mobility after discharge, results from a randomized controlled trial show.

The real conversation about death and why we need to have it

Canada – Vancouver Sun

A deadline looms for the Canadian government to change our law on physician-assisted suicide. So it’s no surprise that this method of dying, with its deep, polarizing moral questions, is grabbing the headlines.

Palliative Pharmacotherapy: State-of-the-art Management of Symptoms in Patients With Cancer

US – Medscape

Advanced cancer produces multiple symptoms as patients progress through their disease trajectory. Identifying, measuring, and providing therapy for uncontrolled symptoms becomes important because disease-altering therapies may be no longer possible. This article reviews current management strategies of these symptoms.

I questioned my ability as a nurse after seeing my first patient die

UK – The Guardian

The first death on the ward turned me into an emotional wreck and left me in tears. I had to remind myself that I’m only human.

Hospice Africa Uganda appeals for accommodation for its cancer patients

 Uganda – New Vision

Hospice Africa Uganda is appealing for accommodation for its cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment in the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi.

Together for Short Lives launches new animation at successful fundraising ball

ehospice International Children’s edition

At Together for Short Lives’ Midsummer Ball on Wednesday, guests watched a compelling new animation about the reality of caring for a child with a complex and unpredictable life-shortening condition and how this changes family life.

Renewed call for consistent end-of-life services nationwide

ehospice Ireland

Making sure everyone has access to end-of-life care no matter where they live is one of the key goals of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s new strategic plan.

Death rate in US rises for first time in a decade

ehospice USA

The CDC National Center for Health Statistics crude and age-adjusted death rates for all causes: 2014- Quarter 4, 2015.

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