World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Barrie’s Hospice Simcoe launches support program for dying people

Canada –

Hospice Simcoe is launching a new, free program this fall for people living with a life-limiting illness. Called Living Well with Dying, the six-week program offers emotional, education, creative and social support for residents.

Health and Wellness: Do you need palliative care?

US – Herald Media

It was Henry Miller who once said, “It is a very limited concept of medicine that strives to understand disease, but not the needs of sick people.” Nowhere is that need greater than the care of our elderly.

Gaétan Barrette insists dying patients must get help to ease suffering

Canda – CBC News

Terminally ill patients in Quebec who seek medical aid in dying must be provided with the service even if some doctors are against it, Quebec’s health minister said Wednesday.

Palliative care facilities have no plans to offer assisted suicide

Canada – CTV News

Medically-assisted suicide will be legal in Quebec later this year, but many palliative care centres want nothing to do with it.

It’s important people feel at home with me

UK – Portsmouth News

The Revd Carol Gully talks about her role as Spiritual Care Chaplain to The Rowans Hospice.

Interior shapes up in House for Hospice

New Zealand – Nelson Mail

Work on the House for Hospice has moved indoors as the interior of the house in Stoke’s Marsden Park begins to take shape.

FM104’s Big Ask to raise funds for Irish Hospice Foundation

Ireland – Radio Today

FM104 have launched “The Big Ask” – a charity initiative aiming to raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation.

National guidelines needed for palliative care referrals

ehospice Australia

Leading academic Professor David Currow has called for national guidelines on referral to specialist palliative care services at the 13th Australian Palliative Care conference in Melbourne.

Hidden curriculum erodes medical students’ compassion

ehospice Australia

Despite a huge emphasis within medical schools on teaching empathy, a hidden curriculum causes students’ compassion to decline over time, according to an Associate Professor of General Practice at The Australian National University Medical School.

Videos from hospice DoLS event now available to view

ehospice UK

With two months left to respond to the consultation on proposals for the reform of the current framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield have published videos from the conference they ran with Hospice UK and the Law Commission in July.

Special World Day offer to watch streaming version of Little Stars film

ehospice International Children’s

Join a worldwide movement on World Hospice & Palliative Care Day by purchasing a special, limited offer streaming version of Little Stars.

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