World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 6 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

The early days of the hospice movement in Croatia

Croatia – EAPC Blog

Professor David Oliver, University of Kent, UK, and a board member of the European Association for Palliative Care, explains the background to a longer article published in the July/August of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Doctor’s Notes: Making a plan for end-of-life care doesn’t have to be painful

US – The Star

First off, think of what is important to you and who you would like to be your voice.

Nottingham research drives new national guidance to end discrimination of LGBT people in end of life care

UK – The University of Nottingham

Research by academics at The University of Nottingham is driving new national guidelines aimed at ensuring that LGBT people – and their loved ones – are treated fairly and with respect when they are dying.

Saul’s story

ehospice International Children’s edition

The Mirror recently published a moving article for Childhood Cancer Awareness month about Saul Chapman who lost his life to cancer.

Burlington walking group launched for adults grieving a loved one

ehospice Canada

Acclaim Health and Carpenter Hospice have partnered to introduce a weekly Burlington walking group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Stars brewing up support for hospice coffee morning

ehospice Ireland

Comedian Mario Rosenstock is calling on everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice on Thursday 15th September.

Calm Eternity

ehospice Kenya

An end-of-life care option that provides dying patients and their loved ones with comfort, compassion, and dignity does exist. We call this Palliative Care, helping others live comfortably and in dignity and simply pass in to calm eternity.

#LiveCompassion – Meet Nicky Ulyate

ehospice South Africa

We continue this week with our #LiveCompassion campaign which basically entails sharing “feel good stories” with regards to our staff, patients and you our readers.

Annual data collection shows changing trends in palliative and end of life care

ehospice UK

The latest edition of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for the National Survey of Patient Activity Data for Specialist Palliative Care Services indicates that at least a third of those with an expected death are seen by hospice and palliative care community teams.

Twitter broadening conversation on death and mourning

ehospice USA

A paper presented by University of Washington doctoral students at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle in August looked at the way Twitter users acknowledged deaths and shared feeling of bereavement.

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