World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care for terminally ill ‘needs major overhaul’

UK – BBC News

The UK’s care system for dying patients with terminal illnesses is lacking and needs a major overhaul, says report.

Last month of life costs healthcare system $14K on average: report

Canada – National Post

The average person generates $14,000 in healthcare costs during the last 30 days of his or her life, often receiving high-impact hospital treatment that may only make their passing more difficult, concludes a new Canadian study.

Palliative surgery eases pain at end of life

USA – Internal Medicine News

Palliative surgery can alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for patients dying from advanced cancers, without compromising performance status, a study showed.

People urged to talk about palliative care

Irish Health

People are being encouraged to talk about their experiences of palliative care – both good and bad – as part of a new campaign.

AMA calls for palliative care plans in aged care

Australian Medical Association

The AMA has today released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Legal aspects in palliative care – The Kenya Story

ehospice Kenya

Caring for patients at the end of life stage is a task that requires not only the consideration of the patient as a whole but also an understanding of the social, family, economic, institutional and most recently legal circumstances that surround patient care.

Today is National Caregiver Day

ehospice Canada

On April 7, we recognized the 6.1 million employed Canadians who must balance work and caregiving responsibilities day by day, hour by hour, over a number of years.

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