World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 31 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice Niagara provides ‘new perspective on everything’

Canada – Niagara This Week

Jerry Bhoolai was like many when he first came to stay at Hospice Niagara last April; he wasn’t doing well.

Fluids given via sponge ‘not wrong’ for end of life care

UK – Nursing Times

Nurses have hit back against suggestions in the national media that they were leaving end of life care patients so dehydrated they were resorting to sucking water from sponges.

New national CPR policy to be unveiled in September

UK – Herald Scotland

A new national policy on the use of CPR on terminally-ill patients is expected to be published in September.

Huntington Hospital recognized for exceptional palliative care services

US – Patch

Huntington Hospital’s palliative care services has been recognized as a leading program by the Joint Commission.

We’re finally winning the battle against the phrase “battle with cancer”

US – Slate

Katy Waldman discusses the move away from describing people with cancer as being in a “battle” with the disease.

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival selects Little Stars

ehospice International Children’s

The Little Stars film has garnered another great achievement by being selected to be shown at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival next month.

The hospice impact on a family

ehospice Africa

Judith Hills, President of “Friends of Hospice Africa Uganda,” shares her personal encounter with a patient’s caregiver during her spring visit to Little Hospice Hoima in Uganda.

I’m singing your song

ehospice Australia

“I’m Singing Your Song” was an entry by Judy Hollingworth of the Hunter Writers Centre and National Association of Loss and Grief in the 2014 Grieve Writing Competition.

Meet Elizabeth: Dynamic CEO of Drakenstein Palliative Hospice

ehospice South Africa

We had the great opportunity of chatting to Elizabeth Scrimgeour, CEO of Drakenstein Palliative hospice.

Despite gains in advance directives, study finds more intensive end of life cancer care

ehospice USA

Conversations about end of life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study this month found.

Non-medical prescribing in end of life care – overcoming the barriers

ehospice UK

For community nurses caring for patients at the end of life, being able to prescribe pain medication and other controlled drugs can make a big difference to patients and their families, but many barriers seem to stand in the way of more nurses taking on this role.

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