US – Healio
Early palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer during an admission to a hospital may reduce costs and lengths of stay, according to findings from a multi-institutional study.
US – CNN
Most of us would prefer to put the thought of hospice and end of life care as far out of our minds as possible. The health problems that make a person need hospice care – terminal illness – are never reason to celebrate.
New Zealand Herald
Prime Minister John Key says a raft of changes coming into force tomorrow will have real benefits for families. Funding will increase for palliative care, which will allow hospices to expand their services for terminally ill people.
Ireland – Tuam Herald
A new 26-bed facility is being planned by the Galway Hospice Foundation on a greenfield site in Merlin Park.
UK – Nursing Times
A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end of life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.
US – Forbes
We simply must do better and help ensure that a patient receives the health care that they want near the end of their life, says heart surgeon Bill Frist
US – PR Newswire
The Daniels Fund, a Denver-based charitable foundation, has donated $1 million to advance National Jewish Health palliative care services.
ehospice International Children’s
The very first group of students in The Netherlands has completed the first of three e-learning courses available in Dutch.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has launched two new National Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines to help medical practitioners with diagnosing, monitoring and treating breast cancer and prostate cancer.
There are many facts about artificial nutrition and artificial hydration that are often misunderstood by patients and family caregivers. Some basic information may help dispel some of the myths.
The new Wirral end of life care charter was launched last month at an event attended by more than 100 health and social care professionals.