World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 30 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A caregiver’s guide to dementia

US – My Prime Time News

Although our older population tends to age in a healthy way, likely due to the opportunities we have for an active lifestyle, we’re still not immune from geriatric syndromes, such as dementia, that come with age.

From the hospital to the streets: Madison’s homeless need health care, respite, hospice

US – Wisconsin State Journal

Discharge is just one of many health care issues for the homeless.

Tanzania: Breaking the Silence: Caregiving in the Final Stages of Patient’s Life

Tanzania – All Africa

As an oncologist, I get to know my patients and follow them over a very long period of time due to the nature of their illness. At times, I end up feeling attached to them and their families.

Hospice care is overdue

ehospice Canada

My friend Lin died in a hospice. It was a friendly place, a regular house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. There were fresh-cut flowers on the dining room table, which was covered with the sort of tablecloth you might have found in your grandmother’s house.

Palliative Care is Going Places!

ehospice South Africa

We continue our #HospiceVisits this week but with a difference. This week we will be focusing on Groote Schuur Hospital which is one of Cape Town’s premier tertiary academic hospitals which officially opened in 1938.

After Every Storm Comes a Rainbow

ehospice South Africa

As we continue our #HospiceVisits at Groote Schuur Hospital, we catch up with Maria Ockhuys van Niekerk, a staff nurse who despite having a challenging childhood still rose above her circumstances which made her the person she is today.

Scholarship challenge

ehospice USA

It’s that time of year when students all across the U.S. are returning to school following summer break. Help make “back to school” a reality for a nurse or social worker in Africa.

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