World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 7 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Begin a conversation on palliative care

India – The Hindu

Thangam’s family lacked the support structure of palliative care that could have helped not only her but also her loved ones. She is among the thousands of patients who go through the same experience, says Anantapur-based radiation oncologist G Durga Prasad.

Hospice Casa Sperantei starts fundraising campaign aimed at companies

Romania – Business Review

Hospice Casa Sperantei has started its fundraising campaign aimed at the companies that will pay corporate income tax liability this year. Hospice will use the funds collected for the palliative care of patients affected by an incurable illness.

Staff graduate to provide specialist care for hospice patients

UK – Swindon Advertiser

Staff from local care homes have become the second cohort of graduates of a programme developed by Prospect Hospice to equip them to provide better care for patients at the end of their lives.

Outsourcing care – can the sums add up?

UK – BBC News

It was a contract which was centre stage in the debate over outsourcing in the NHS in England. The £800 million five year deal to run care for older patients and some other adult services in Cambridgeshire was controversial because private contractors bid for it.

Introducing hospice and palliative care in nursing homes – Voices from the homes

EAPC blog

Anna H Pissarek and Sigrid Beyer explain the background to their longer article that is published in the November/December issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Julia Downing talks children’s palliative care in low and middle income countries

ehospice International Children’s

Dr Nick Brown from Archives of Disease in Childhood recently interviewed Professor Julia Downing about the recently published research paper entitled ‘Children’s palliative care in low and middle income countries’.

From plastering to palliative care; one happy tradie’s big career change

ehospice Australia

Luke Overton, 52, worked in construction for 30 years before starting a nursing career and heading into palliative care. He tells ehospice of the rewards he has found, caring for people at the end-of-life within the community.

HPCA celebrates International Day for Persons with Disabilities

ehospice South Africa

‘Inclusion Matters: Access and empowerment of people of all abilities’ was the theme for the International Day for Persons with Disabilities which was celebrated on the 3 December 2015 at Cape Town Stadium, South Africa.

Research reflections: translating evidence into practice

ehospice UK

As part of a new regular series focusing on research, Sarah Russell reports on the launch of a new review of end of life care research from the National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre and why it matters to hospices.

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