World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 4 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Patients Association in warning over varying quality in end-of-life care

UK – BT.com

Variations in the state of end-of-life care across the NHS are “deeply concerning”, a patients group has warned.

France: mixed reactions to new law on end-of-life care

France – Catholic World News

French lawmakers have passed legislation on end-of-life care that rejects euthanasia but permits “terminal sedation” and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration for the terminally ill.

New study will explore end-of-life care around alcohol and substance misuse

UK – Care Appointments

Substance use and palliative care researchers are joining forces with five charities to explore end-of-life care for people with drink or drug issues through a comprehensive new study.

At my father’s bedside, I learned what death looks like

UK – The Guardian

NHS end-of-life and palliative care must focus more on the dying person’s needs and wishes – but for that we need to have proper conversations

Meet the death doulas: the women who stay by your side to the end

UK – The Guardian

They are not medical experts, but they work alongside NHS staff in hospices or the community to help patients take control over their final days.

This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal and usually fails

UK – The Guardian

Only 3% of over-80s survive CPR and 1.9% of secondary cancer patients. It’s time we doctors stopped meddling and let such patients die with dignity.

Physician’s memoir on his life and death

ehospice USA

Paul Kalanithi, MD, died of cancer in 2015 and during the last phase of his life, he wrote a memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air,” that is gaining attention for its wisdom and words of hope.

World Cancer Day

ehospice Kenya

The annual World Cancer Day is an event that calls for a participation of millions of people all over the world.

(Re)theorizing Integrated Knowledge Translation: A Heuristic for Knowledge-As-Action

ehospice Canada

Approaches to knowledge translation (KT) have undergone substantial transformation in an effort to find more effective strategies to ensure the best available knowledge informs nursing practice.