World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 6 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Effect of palliative care-led meetings for families of patients with chronic critical illness

US – Science Daily

Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression symptoms, according to a study.

Plan for round-the-clock access to palliative care experts for dying patients

UK –

People nearing the end of their life are to have round-the-clock access to palliative care experts under plans to help tackle variations in care.

Five Year Cancer Survivor Opens Symposium 2016


The agenda for “Engaging the Next Generation” The First National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research has been framed to escort faculty attendees through a progression of stories, suggestions, and skills to incorporate palliative care concepts into their teaching and research agendas.

Help dementia patients live – and die – with dignity

Singapore – Asia One

One of the difficulties I face as a geriatrician is the sense of helplessness in addressing the challenges experienced by my patients living with dementia.

How Music Therapy Can Lift Body and Soul for Patients

US – ABC News

Even though patient Garrett Lambert is in an isolation room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, meaning visitors must don masks and gowns to enter, music therapist Holly Mentzer’s harp makes the enclosed room feel like a serene, welcoming space as she and Lambert harmonize.

Bills forcing many to explore Euthanasia

India – Deccan Chronicle

Cancer patients Madhavi (17) from Chittoor and Jyoti (20) from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Suman Das (19) from Malda, West Bengal who suffered a severe spinal cord injury, have something in common, either they or their family have asked permission from the government for administering active euthanasia this year.

New NICE guidance encourages doctors and nurses to comfort children

ehospice International Children’s

The Telegraph recently published an article about a new guidance that talks about the importance of physical contact when caring for children.

First Wheelchair Athletes to Complete Comrades Marathon

ehospice South Africa

On 29 May Chaeli Mycroft and Anita Engelbrecht became the first wheelchair athletes to successfully participate and complete the gruelling Comrades Marathon as part of a jogger team.

Government publishes plans for improving end of life care in England

ehospice UK

This afternoon the government has published its long-awaited response to the Choice Review, outlining plans to ensure high quality, compassionate care for everyone at the end of life.

NIH resources to help families navigate pediatric palliative care

ehospice USA

As part of its Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created new materials for families of children with serious illnesses.

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