World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 7 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Guidance for clinicians involved in end of life care of children

UK – The Lancet

Clinicians in the UK faced with difficult decisions about restricting treatment for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions were given an updated framework for practice by the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) last week.

A place to talk about end of life

Canada – The Guelph Mercury

It’s a place to discuss the end of life. A place to go with questions that there may not be answers to and a place to confront fears.

3000 children in dire need of palliative care in Malawi

Malawi – The Maravi Post

The current study by Palliative Care Association of Malawi (PACAM) has revealed that over 3000 children across the nation are in dire need of palliative care to ease the pain they encounter when nursing long term illness such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Duluth hospice volunteers stay by patients’ bedsides when friends, family cannot

US – Duluth News Tribune

St. Luke’s Hospital’s 11th Hour volunteer hospice program allows volunteers to stay by patients’ bedsides when friends and family are not able to be there.

Hospice program comforts dying veterans

US – WXXI News

“I started out in Southern France and ended up in Belgium,” is how Palmer Gaetano describes his army service in World War II. The 92-year old lives in a hospice facility in Spencerport, near his daughter and her family.

Having a conversation about end of life care: a new PSA

ehospice USA

The Institute of Medicine has released a new Public Service Announcement emphasizing the importance of having a conversation on end of life care.

PalAssist goes 24/7 in Queensland

ehospice Australia

Queensland patients and their families now have greater access to palliative care support thanks to an extension of the state’s helpline, PalAssist.

ATOME as a model project for other regions

ehospice Africa

Professor Dr Anne Merriman describes the importance of the Access to Opioid Medications in Europe (ATOME) Project as a model for Africa, as presented at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) side event in Vienna.

The cancer journey: everyone’s is different

ehospice UK

Following the death of a friend, Helen Andrews reflects on their different experiences of cancer, and how the local hospice helped her friend achieve a ‘peaceful’ death.

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