World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 4 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Advance care planning is something everyone needs to talk about

US – St Peter Herald

Death is often a taboo subject in our society, but since death is inevitable, it is something everyone needs to talk about and plan for even if you are young and in good health. If you wait to talk about end-of-life wishes until you or a loved one are in a crisis situation, it may be too late.

The psychology of medical aid in dying

US – Contra Costa Times

I have seen dozens of patients connected to feeding tubes, catheters and life-sustaining machines. Many begged me to help them end their unbearable suffering.

Chennai Pain and Palliative Care brings solace for terminally ill

India – Deccan Chronicle

As more than 60 per cent of cancer cases are detected during the advanced stages, failure of treatment is common.

Richard House opens its garden to the public

ehospice international children’s edition

This year, for the first time Richard House Children’s Hospice will participate in the UK’s National Garden Scheme and will open its garden to the public.


ehospice South Africa

During the month of March, the Communications team from HPCA embarked on a three day trip to Durban with the plan to visit and cover seven hospices during the duration of their stay.

Princess Alice Hospice offers young people patient-facing volunteering opportunities

ehospice UK

Zoe Byrne and Clair Sadler write for ehospice about a new volunteering programme at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher which sees young people taking on patient-facing roles in the hospice’s inpatient unit.

OIG report on hospice general inpatient care

ehospice USA

On Thursday March 31, 2016, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a report on the use and misuse of hospice inpatient care in the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

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