World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care improvements are ‘urgent,’ Moncton doctor says

Canada – CBC News

The New Brunswick government must make urgent changes to improve care for dying patients and their families, according to a palliative care specialist.

Journey of a hospice nurse: Helping dying patients live out last days in peace

US – The Times & Democrat

Cindy D Ott shares her experience working with terminally ill patients with Hospice Care of Tri-County in Orangeburg.

South-east palliative care positions reinstated Country Health SA confirms

Australia – ABC News

Country Health SA has confirmed cut positions to palliative care in the south-east have been returned.

Saskatchewan’s first HIV care home opens its doors in Saskatoon

Canada – CBC News

The province’s first HIV transitional care home and hospice held a sneak peek in Saskatoon today. On Tuesday, patients will begin moving into Sanctum’s 10-bed facility.

What to say (and not say) to parents of a terminally ill child

US – Huffington Post

Nothing is more unnatural than children getting sick and dying prior to their parents. Those of us on the periphery but still witnesses to terminal diagnosis, illness and the death of a child often don’t know what to say.

Non-clinical outcomes relevant to value for money equation in palliative care

ehospice Australia

More emphasis needs to be placed on patient priorities and preferred outcomes when it comes to evaluating what represents value across palliative care services, according to a leading health economist and palliative care expert.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month proclamation starts month of awareness

ehospice USA

In recognition of November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a proclamation calling for increased awareness and acknowledgement of the many accomplishments of hospice and palliative care was issued by NHPCO.

Palliative care for people with learning disabilities: a focus on carers

ehospice UK

When people with learning disabilities are on the palliative care journey, carers are crucial, yet their needs are often overlooked. This is why the PCPLD Network are focusing on carers at their annual conference later this month.

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