World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 5 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care helps patients manage serious illnesses

US – Montgomery Media

The difference between palliative care and hospice, in one sense, can be boiled down to two words – six months. Its function and value, however, are much broader.

It’s never too soon to start planning for the possibility of end of life care

Canada – Sundre Round Up

It is time once again to draw your attention to Palliative Care Week, which runs from May 1-7.This presents an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to palliative care with the goal to have more Canadians ask themselves questions such as: what does palliative care look like? When does palliative care start? How do I find out more about it?

You think your life is bad until you see true poverty

Ireland – Independent

Rose is 29 years of age and has advanced cervical cancer. From a small village outside Mbarara in Western Uganda, she was diagnosed last September after complaining of abdominal pain and heavy bleeding.

Why Kerala is the best place in India to die


Demand for good quality end-of-life care has grown globally as more people live longer with chronic conditions.

Palliative care available for seriously, but not terminally, ill patients

US – Journal-News

The compassionate and skilled care that an excellent hospice program can provide has led people to ask: “Can my loved one get hospice-like care, even if she isn’t terminally ill right now?”

Assisted-dying debate not just about religious values, but universal ones

Canada – Ottawa Citizen

As we wade deeper into the turbulent waters of physician-assisted death, the issue of any religion imposing its values on Canada becomes more contentious.

Dying woman’s choice: heating or eating

New Zealand – The New Zealand Herald

As winter approaches, juggling the cost of heating is something many people struggle with. But, for Tracey Allen, it comes with added problems.

A morning in the life of the ‘champions’ of Hospice Wits

ehospice South Africa

The theme for this years #HospiceWeek is Champions who care. We continue to showcase the ‘champions’ of our different hospices. Today’s article features the amazing home care nursing sisters of Hospice Wits, highlighting a typical day with regards to what they do.

Q&A with Colin Burgess, Hospice UK advisory council representative for south east England

ehospice UK

We talk to Colin Burgess, chief executive at St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre and Hospice UK advisory council representative for the south east, as part of our series of interviews with different members of the advisory council.

The Joint Commission announces new palliative care certification

ehospice USA

New community-based palliative care certification option for home health & hospice launches July 1, 2016. Standards are available now from The Joint Commission.

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