World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Oman health: Palliative care cuts cost, say experts

Oman – Times of Oman

Improved palliative care could help reduce medical costs by as much as 20 per cent, according to a senior consultant.

Palliative care is understaffed at most hospitals

US – WMFE

Most hospitals offer palliative care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment, while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating the health system. But hospital programs vary widely, and the majority fail to provide adequate staff to meet national guidelines, a recent study found.

Why we need to invest more in research on out-of-hours palliative care

UK – Marie Curie

Dr Florence Todd Fordham, Project Coordinator with Marie Curie’s research team, was surprised to find that very limited research has been done on out-of-hours palliative care in the UK to look at what works and how can it be delivered successfully for people living with a terminal illness.

How You Can Be That Nurse

ehospice International Children’s edition

Last week, Together for Short Lives launched the You Can Be That Nurse campaign with a new film encouraging nurses to consider a career in children’s palliative care. Here, Gill Dickson explains how you can be that nurse and get involved in children’s palliative care nursing.

World treatment first for Irish blood cancer patient

ehospice Ireland

An Irish patient with blood cancer “multiple myeloma” is the first person worldwide to be treated with a new potentially life-saving drug.

Digging For Gold

ehospice Kenya

Gold, more precious than silver and more valuable than diamonds, is one of the worlds most sought after metals.

Catching up with Beatrice Delo

ehospice South Africa

We conclude our #HospiceVisits for this week at Bethesda Medical Relief Services with an interview with Beatrice Delo who is a registered nurse and has been in nursing since the age of 18 years old. She started her career at Tygerberg Hospital and then found her way back to George.

Poetry prescriptions and exhibition at Hospice UK’s annual conference

ehospice UK

Ahead of Hospice UK’s annual conference, the charity is inviting you to submit a haiku poem to be part of a special exhibition. Conference attendees will also be able experience poetry prescriptions from resident conference poets Dr Phil Isherwood and Sue Spencer.

New report on caregiving from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

ehospice USA

Nearly 18 million Americans care for family members 65 and older, but pool of potential family caregivers Is shrinking; systemwide reorientation is needed to account for health care and support of both elders and family caregivers.