World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 30 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Rural areas challenging for right to die access

Canada – The Citizen 100

Accessing the right to die looks very different in a rural setting.

May is hospice palliative care month

Canada – Merritt Herald

Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with terminal illness and help their family in a variety of ways. Volunteers also support those who are grieving. In addition to client support, Merritt hospice relies on volunteers to help with office work, fundraising, community outreach, serving on the board, and other operational areas.

Cancer Patients Who Choose To Die At Home Tend To Live Longer


A new study found that terminally ill cancer patients who chose to receive end-of-life care at home instead of the hospital tended to live longer.

What Happened When My Greatest Fear Came True

US – Huffington Post

Nearly a week now. I can’t believe he is actually DEAD. Can that really have happened to him? I’m so afraid of being on my own, rattling around in this house, terrified of the emptiness. Maybe that’s how Philip felt about death, terrified of the emptiness. He didn’t have a choice, he had to go into the emptiness. I have lots of choices, because I am still alive. So if he can do it, so can I.

Q&A with Tony Collins, Chair of Hospice UK’s advisory council

ehospice UK

As well as being chief executive at Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate, Tony Collins also chairs Hospice UK’s advisory council. We caught up with Tony to ask how he came to work in the hospice sector and why he was keen to be involved in the advisory council.

Hospice patient goes nose to nose with Clydesdale

ehospice USA

Crossroads Hospice’s Gift of a Day program made a special day possible for Marion Roberts.

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