World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 5 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Prison hospice program provides end of life care for inmates

US – Michigan Radio

Aging inmates are the fastest-growing population in Michigan’s prisons. This has presented a critical challenge: how to provide end of life care to those inmates.

Limerick to pilot ‘Good Neighbourhood Partnership’

Irish Medical Times

A volunteer-led community model of palliative and social support will be rolled out across Limerick in the coming year.

Around the park: Hospice CEO discusses vision, opening of new inpatient care center

US – Capital Gazette

CEO Ben Marcantonio was busy attending to last-minute details for a ribbon cutting and open house for Hospice of the Chesapeake’s new 14-bed Inpatient Care Center scheduled for tomorrow.

The unknown can be scary; the familiar less so

UK – Sue Ryder blog

Emma Crutchlow, a doctor at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, has started a new blog to raise awareness of the work of doctors within palliative care.

Palliative care guidelines to ease pain symptoms

Irish Independent

Health staff are being issued to with new guidelines to help patients who are suffering the distress of pain and other symptoms while having palliative care.

New group wants to improve end of life planning

US – Delaware Online

A group of health care and state officials want to improve end of life care in Delaware as the population ages and more of people deal with chronic illness.

‘I’ve been to hell and back. It’s after cancer treatment that you need care’

UK – The Guardian

Cancer is no longer a death sentence, but treatment is the first step in a long and arduous journey, and NHS services can’t keep up.

Report highlights increased numbers of children and young people with life-limiting conditions in Scotland

ehospice UK

A report published yesterday highlights an increase in the number of children and young people with life-limiting conditions in Scotland and sets out recommendations for improvements for palliative care services on offer to them.

10 minutes with Karen Conte

ehospice Australia

A 30-year career in palliative care has taught Karen Conte many things about life. Having worked as a registered nurse in oncology, a clinical nurse educator and a nurse practitioner specialising in palliative care, she has supported hundreds of people as they were dying, both in hospital and community settings.

National Health Council: Putting Patients First

ehospice USA

Putting Patients First, an initiative of the National Health Council, strives to ensure that the voice of a person living with a chronic disease or disability or a family caregiver is heard. It is important that patients are informed and empowered.

NICE calls for better integrated and coordinated care for people with long-term conditions

ehospice UK

Publishing new guidance yesterday, NICE called for health and social care services to work more closely together to improve care for older people with multiple long-term conditions such as dementia, heart disease and cancer.

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