World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 5 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Rising to meet the demand for palliative care

Uganda – Daily Monitor

The office for the palliative care unit at Arua Hospital is tucked away in a ward dedicated to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Palliative care nurses must go past a lineup of young mothers weighing and measuring their newborns as they head to other wards to visit their patients, many of whom have terminal illnesses.

Why people with kidney disease opt for palliative care over dialysis

UK – The Conversation

End-stage renal disease is a devastating illness that happens when the kidneys stop working. It is primarily caused by diabetes and high blood pressure and is on the increase. When the kidneys fail, people have to make a stark choice: take up treatment or a transplant, or die.

Perm Sec calls for social empowerment of the elderly

Nigeria – Daily Trust

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr.Clement Illoh has called for the empowerment of the elderly in the country to enhance national development.

CPM to offer palliative care for pilgrims

Times of India

With the Sabarimala season set to begin, the CPM is set to provide facilities for rest and refreshment to pilgrims at Kannur through Initiative for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care.

Society still awaiting approval for centre

Malaysia – Borneo Post

The Kuching Life Care Society is still awaiting approval from the State Planning Authority (SPA) on the long-proposed palliative care centre here.

National hospice association celebrates 20th anniversary

China Post

The Taiwan Hospice Organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday in Taipei, as Taiwan has seen improvements in promoting the concept of palliative care.

Daughter’s new music video shows heartbreaking reality of loving someone with dementia

UK – Huffington Post

If you’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter’s new music video will resonate deeply.

Hospital workers find solace in pausing after a death

ehospice USA

For trauma workers like Jonathan Bartels, a nurse who has worked in emergency care and palliative care, witnessing death over and over again takes a toll. Over time, they can become numb or burned out.

UK hospices join together to raise awareness as Hospice Care Week begins

ehospice UK

Hospice Care Week is underway, with hospices across the country taking part to raise awareness of the services provided for patients and their families.