World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 7 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Chris Churchill: Dying with grace, after helping others do same

US – Albany Times Union

For 17 years, Andy was a chaplain for The Community Hospice, helping others die with dignity. Now, Andy is a hospice patient.

Easing pain through palliative care

Malaysia – Borneo Post

Cancer can be cured if diagnosed early enough and depending on the type of cancer. But once it reaches a certain stage, a cure is not possible. This is when palliative care is needed.

Hospice to help the 470 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Bucks every year

UK – Get Bucks

The Hospice of St Francis will reach out to the 470 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Bucks every year and the 3,000 men living with the disease by launching a course this month.

The future of palliative care in Huron County

Canada – Clinton News Record

Sentiments of friends and family members who have passed away resonated through county council on September 2.

Why Medicare wants you to start thinking about how you’d like to die

US – Las Vegas Review-Journal

According to a 2014 survey from the Institute of Medicine, more than a quarter of adults have given little or no thought to their end of life wishes. This lack of planning and communication can lead to confusion and pain.

Patients tell us why Jersey Hospice Care is so important to them

UK – ITV News

As part of our special Jersey Hospice Care programme, on the day of the Hospice lottery draw, our reporter Jess Savage met the people who rely on the Hospice so much.

Palliative care for children with rare diseases in Australia

ehospice International Children’s

Ruby has a rare disease. Along with her family, she is cared for by a team from the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, an alliance between The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Health and Very Special Kids.

Methadone for analgesia: Physician, capacity building through collaboration, education and mentorship in Southern Alberta

ehospice Canada

To prescribe methadone for analgesia (Chronic Pain Management) or for the treatment of opioid dependence in Alberta, Canada; physicians must be exempted under section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) which requires the approval of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.

“Expert Patients” moved by love

ehospice Africa

Dr Guma and Kawempe co-founder Gerever Niwagaba received the Global Partnership award at the Palliative Care Association of Uganda Conference last month. Katherine Pettus writes about the ethos that underpins their palliative care services.

Huffington Post explores racial issues in hospice

ehospice USA

Hospice care is on the rise in the US as half of white Medicare recipients enroll in hospice care before death. But black Americans are signing up in much lower numbers. Huffington Post Live looked at why there’s a racial divide in hospice care.

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