World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 4 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Alzheimer’s patient loses right-to-die case despite living will

Canada – CTV News Vancouver

The daughter of an 83-year-old woman with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease says she is worn down and disappointed after losing another legal challenge to force a care home to stop providing food to honour what she says were her mother’s last wishes.

Ebola death toll in west Africa “could be much higher than initial estimates”

The Guardian

Brussels conference attended by three west African presidents warned of funding shortfall in reaching zero-cases target and a death toll higher than first thought.

Hospice project gives students rare insight into the end of life

US – Portland Press Herald

The University of New England offers an unusually immersive care experience with patients facing death and dying.

New tool can help identify nations that may be vulnerable to Ebola or other public health emergencies

Health Canal

Public health experts can identify nations that are vulnerable to the occurrence and impact of future outbreaks of Ebola or other emergencies by using a screening tool that evaluates a nation’s strengths across a wide range of measures such as political strength and health care capabilities, according to a new analysis from the RAND Corporation.

Palliative Stories – the new EAPC blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers

UK – EAPC blog

The EAPC has started a series of blogs from the perspective of patients and family carers. Here, Helen Findlay, a PhD student in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London, writes on the topic of: ‘Service user involvement in palliative care’.

Mildmay Uganda moves to integrate palliative care and education into a modern general hospital

ehospice Africa

Mildmay Uganda embarks on a 10-year evolution journey to an Ultra-Modern Teaching Hospital situated at its main site in Lweza along Entebbe Road to provide general medical services to the general public.

TB Patient Success Story: Meet Sami

ehospice South Africa

For the month of March 2015, ehospice South Africa will be publishing a series of TB patient success stories leading to World TB day which takes place on the 24 March 2015. Today we meet Sami.

Wirral end of life care charter: why I believe in it

ehospice UK

Julie Gorry, chief executive at Wirral Hospice St John’s, writes for ehospice about the new end of life care charter for Wirral, due to be launched this Dying Matters Week.

Equipping CNAs with Smartphones

ehospice USA

In this article originally published in NewsLine, Erika Tedesco, manager of education and training at Hosparus Inc., shares insight into equipping CNAs with Smartphones.

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