Kenya – The Morning Call
It seemed everyone at the Kimbilio Hospice in Kenya — the aides, the cooks, the cleaners and even the other patients — dropped what they were doing to join in song for the boy in the final moments of his life.
Canada – Vancouver Sun
Canada is ill-prepared for the “demographic bomb” set to hit the health-care system, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday as he highlighted commitments such as a plan to deliver universal, prescription drug coverage.
UK – BBC News
The UK has been named as the best country in the world at providing end-of-life care. Much of this work is done by hospices. How do they bring comfort to patients and their families?
UK – The Guardian
Britain is the best place in the world to die, according to a new survey. But how can that be true, asks Stuart Jeffries, when we work so hard at airbrushing death from our lives?
US – Healio
ASCO and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine have issued a guidance statement outlining strategies for high-quality palliative care delivered by oncologists to patients with advanced cancers or high symptom burden.
US – West Hartford News
A powerful photography and quilts exhibition, revealing the innovative in-house hospice program that helped to transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the US into one of the least violent, has made its Connecticut debut.
BBC World News
California has become the fifth US state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor’s supervision. What does the law say in different states and countries when it comes to the right to die?
UK – The Independent
On Reddit, many users with terminal conditions have been sharing their stories of how they are choosing to live their lives in the knowledge they have a finite period of time until their death.
Despite rapid expansion in hospital palliative care programs in the US, access to these programs nationwide varies across geographic regions and depends on factors such as hospital size and tax status.
Caroline Collins is a nurse on the specialist inpatient unit at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. Here she shares her experiences of being a hospice nurse.
What are some of the taxation considerations Africa-based palliative care organisations should consider? Josephine Kampi Tatyabala, Resources Director for the African Palliative Care Association, writes about tax obligation compliance.
ehospice South Africa
During our annual HPCA Conference that took place in Durban last week, we were privileged to have esteemed guest speakers such as the MEC of KZN, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and the Honourable Minster of Health for South Africa, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.