World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 4 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Guidelines urge improved care for terminally-ill children


Sarah Young remembers being told the devastating news that nothing more could be done for her five-year-old son, Ollie.

Doctors, patients need to talk about end-of-life care planning

US – Deseret News

Efforts are being made on several fronts to foster conversations between doctors and patients on end-of-life care.

Dr Clare Gerada: Why I wish I could have helped speed my father’s painful death

UK – The Telegraph

One of Clare Gerada’s earliest memories is sitting on the stairs, watching patients file in to see her father, the local GP.

New Yorkers should reject assisted suicide

US – Buffalo News

A recent Viewpoints article by Dr. Robert Milch, a palliative care doctor, urged the legalization of physician aid-in-dying. Milch believes that the solution to suffering is to end the life of the sufferer. Embracing such a belief system is an inherent conflict of interest for any physician.

What Do You Do When a Child Wants to Die?

US – Healthline

The case of 5-year-old Julianna Snow spotlights the dilemma facing parents and doctors when a child with a terminal illness no longer wants to live.

Doctors and nurses should not be afraid to CUDDLE dying children: New NHS guidelines say comfort and compassion ‘are vital part of end of life care’

UK – Mail Online

Health professionals should not be afraid to cuddle and comfort dying children, new draft guidelines from the NHS watchdog have said.

New guide to support young people through transition to adult services

ehospice International Children’s

Together for Short Lives has today launched a new guide to support young people with life-threatening conditions as they transition to adult services.

Adviceline for those living with lung disease COPD launched

ehospice Ireland

Thousands of people living with lung disease COPD in Ireland have been given access to a dedicated adviceline. COPD Support Ireland announced the launch of the new National COPD Adviceline today (Friday 1st July).

Pain free initiative training

ehospice Kenya

Have you ever suffered from pain? Millions of patients visit hospitals globally due to pain.

Transparency and proximity – rebuilding trust in charities

ehospice UK

Public trust in charities has dropped to 5.7 out of 10 – its lowest point since monitoring began in 2005 – according to a new Charity Commission report.

Moments of Life campaign offers first video and story translated into Mandarin Chinese

ehospice US

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is thrilled to release a video translated in Mandarin highlighting how hospice care can help patients and families navigate end-of-life challenges.

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