Germany – Deutsche Welle
A new law aimed at strengthening palliative care has passed in the Bundestag with broad support. It comes a day ahead of a widely-anticipated and more controversial debate on assisted suicide.
Mongolia – NPR
Dr Odontuya Davaasuren has one goal: to improve the way people die in Mongolia. Her efforts have earned her the title “the mother of palliative care in Mongolia.” And they’ve transformed the way people die.
UK – The Independent
Britain has been declared the best country to die in – yet hospital horror stories are still rife. Lena Corner talks to those who care for the dying and those left behind and discovers what the gentle ethos of hospice care can teach the NHS.
UK – Huffington Post
The Marie Curie nurse who appeared in the charity’s latest advertising campaign writes about her work in Huffington Post
US – Health Affairs Blog
We as a society are reluctant to discuss end of life issues. Ira Byock contends that Americans plan for every life milestone – birthdays, weddings, and graduations – but not for death.
UK – Marie Curie blog
We know that as people are living longer they are more likely to develop long-term conditions, have more complex needs and potentially multiple conditions. This means that demands and pressures on health and social care services are also likely to increase.
Spanish language brochure shows how palliative care can help children with serious illnesses and their families.
The Rennie Grove Hospice Care annual conference brought together around 100 delegates from across the healthcare sector to learn more about the challenges ahead for palliative and end of life care.