US – Washington Post
We need to be able to “see” communication between patients and providers in order to improve it, writes Karl Lorenz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
A national campaign helping to dispel hospice myths is among many distinguished campaigns that are finalists in prestigious PR Digital Awards.
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.