World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 31 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

When a U-turn is not available – end-of-life care

US – Medsmash

Now we turn to end-of-life care.  Last blog we talked about the U-turns available in your life and health. These can help you feel better and live healthier. We learned you can still make changes that have a positive impact on your overall health.

What would you choose, near the end of your life?

Singapore – Channel NewsAsia

When Mr Kwok Fook Chuen was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, he was given the choice to try to extend his life through dialysis – a painful and aggressive treatment with no guarantees.

Mum writes book to give insight into life caring for child with severe brain damage

UK – Echo

The mum of a boy with severe brain damage has released a “warts and all” book giving an insight into life caring for a seriously ill child.

“I have the best job in the world”

ehospice International Children’s edition

Wales Online recently published an article about Sarah Merrick, a palliative care play specialist at the Welsh children’s hospice, Ty Hafan.

Ireland an inspirational example in end-of-life care

ehospice Ireland

Ireland’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme is making a positive difference to end-of-life care in Scotland, according to a leading palliative care expert.

Lydia goes home for the weekend

ehospice South Africa

Since her admission to Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit over two months ago, Lydia Lerata has made such wonderful progress that she was able to spend a past weekend at home with her family.

Hospice UK CEO Tracey Bleakley records first video blog

ehospice UK

In her first video blog since taking up the role of Hospice UK chief executive in January, Tracey Bleakley shares a little about what she has been up to in her first few months and some of the exciting things coming up for Hospice UK.