World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 30 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer in a time of crisis

Venezuela – Al Jazeera

The story of a Venezuelan man’s fight against cancer in a country lacking some of the most basic medical supplies.

Community participation in palliative care: A conversation with Dr Devi Vijay and Dr Shahaduz Zaman

India – End of Life Studies blog

In our study we are investigating the transfer and translation of a range of end of life interventions, across cultures and settings. One of these is the Neighbourhood Networks in Palliative Care (NNPC), which first began in Kerala, South India.

Nine in 10 nurses can’t deliver “right level” of palliative care

UK – Nursing in Practice

Only 10.5% of nurses surveyed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that they were always able to deliver the right level of care to patients.

‘Care services overhaul needed’ as numbers of cancer survivors soar

UK – Yahoo News

A major reorganisation of care services is needed to cope with soaring numbers of cancer survivors, experts have said. By 2030, the number of people living with cancer in the UK is predicted to double from two million to four million.

Cambia Health Foundation investment expands palliative care nursing training nationwide

US – Benzinga

Cambia Health Foundation is investing nearly $800,000 to develop an innovative online curriculum to integrate palliative care in undergraduate nursing education across the nation.

Bolton Hospice opens 4 new bedrooms to support 88 extra patients a year

UK – The Bolton News

Another 88 patients are to benefit from care as Bolton Hospice opens four new rooms. The hospice opened the en suite inpatient bedrooms in response to a growing demand on its specialist services.

Hospice Buffalo expects $1M loss with bed shift

US – Buffalo Business First

Hospice Buffalo expects to see a $1 million loss in revenue after closing its downtown residence unit and converting 10 beds into inpatient beds at its Cheektowaga campus.

Mother dedicated to palliative care program after losing sons to rare Sanfilippo Syndrome disease

Australia – Daily Telegraph

Justine Betteridge of Pymble has survived the tragedy of losing a child to a rare disease, not once, but twice. For the past seven years, the 49-year-old mother-of-five has been surrounded by death.

Covenant Care announces chief growth officer

ehospice USA

Covenant Care, based in Pensacola, Florida, is pleased to announce its new Senior Vice President and chief growth officer, Ron Fried.

Advance care planning high on the agenda at Gold Standards Framework Conference

ehospice UK

The importance of advance care planning in delivering compassionate and personalised end of life care was the focus of the Bi-Annual National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) conference, held in London last week.

Communicating about advance care planning in community care settings

ehospice UK

Advance care planning has become established as an important means of improving the quality of end of life care for patients in all healthcare settings.