World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 30 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

It’s time to talk honestly about dying

US – Washington Post

We need to be able to “see” communication between patients and providers in order to improve it, writes Karl Lorenz.

Closed workshop in Rome to discuss religion and children’s palliative care

ICPCN

A meeting in Rome next month will bring together experts working in children’s palliative care, theologians of different faiths, human rights advocates, patients and family members to make cross cutting recommendations on the provision of care for children with life-limiting conditions.

The women making a living in the death industry

UK – Broadly

More and more young women are entering death-related fields of work. Broadly talked to a female hospice worker, a medical museum curator, and two funeral planners to find out why.

Right-to-die debate ignites calls for better palliative care

Canada – CBC News

Religious leaders from several faiths are calling on Canadian legislators to improve palliative care and respect human life as the contentious debate over doctor-assisted dying heats up.

End of life doulas start ‘death café’ in Finsbury Park

UK – Islington Gazette

A woman in her twenties peers nervously around a café door in Finsbury Park. She joins a group of about 20 of us who have all come for the same purpose: to talk about mortality over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Family of prisoner dying in Hackney hospice beg for his release

UK – Hackney Citizen

The family of a terminally ill prisoner is pleading with the authorities to allow him to spend his final hours at home. Sabri Karatas is in St Joseph’s Hospice in the final stages of bowel cancer, and until last night was handcuffed to a prison officer.

My name is Naledi Kopane

ehospice International Children’s

This latest Little Stars film tells the compelling story of Naledi Kopane, a young woman who, with the help of her palliative care team, has survived for 22 years despite being born HIV+ at a time in South Africa when treatment for this condition was not available.

Palliative care in chronic conflict, pain management and education

ehospice Africa

The October issue of the IAHPC newsletter included news from Senegal, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Covered topics included opioid analgesic management in Senegal, palliative care in chronic conflict, among others.

Hospice “Moments of Life” campaign a finalist in PR News 2015 Digital PR Awards

ehospice USA

A national campaign helping to dispel hospice myths is among many distinguished campaigns that are finalists in prestigious PR Digital Awards.

What makes a successful corporate charity partnership?

ehospice UK

As a successful six-year partnership between Allianz Insurance and Hospice UK draws to a close, we spoke to Valerie Robinson, CSR and benefits advisor at Allianz, about her experience of the partnership and what she thinks makes a successful corporate charity partnership.