World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 7 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice UK attacks plan to extend NHS charges for non-EU patients

UK – The Guardian

Including end-of-life care is ‘inappropriate’, says charity as it joins GPs in opposing proposals to widen charging regime.

Victoria Derbyshire breast cancer diary: End of chemotherapy


BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has finished the chemotherapy stage of her breast cancer treatment. She describes her emotional reaction to the end of her final cycle.

Review – awake at the bedside: contemplative palliative and end of life care

Tahlia Newland Blog

‘Awake at the Bedside’, edited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast, is an excellent collection of articles, stories and poems on the topic of contemplative palliative and end of life care.

Tasmanian high school students visit palliative care patients to learn about life, death and dying

Australia – ABC News

Ms De Groot is part of a Tasmania-first program partnering high school students with palliative care patients through Calvary Hospital Hobart and Palliative Care Tasmania.

No cash for ventilator, Jharkhand teen stuck at Delhi AIIMS for 2 years

India – Hindustan Times

Patients like Javed need a rehabilitation facility or a robust home-based care, which his family — his father Mohammed Akhtar is a garment embroiderer — cannot afford.

Governments should support caring for seniors in own homes — report

ehospice Canada

A recently released study by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) suggests that, rather than increasing the number of residential care beds, governments should expand community-based care to help seniors remain in their homes.

My Dad and me

ehospice Ireland

Death is inevitable for all of us. It will come. The only option is to try to control, in some way, how we die, writes Anna McCabe who is raising awareness of completing an Advance Healthcare Directive.

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