World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice isn’t all about death and dying

US – WRAL.com

Barbara, diagnosed with terminal cancer, wants everyone to know what she’s learned about hospice care.

5 Ways To Say Goodbye To A Dying Loved One

US – Huffington Post

Losing people we love is difficult. Losing them to death is the hardest loss of all. But if you love, you’ll have loss, and that loss may be to death. Now’s as good a time as any to consider the beauty of saying goodbye.

Palliative Treatment Improves Quality of Life for Hospitalized Patients

US – KUAF

Palliative care, a relatively new field of medicine, provides holistic treatment to hospital patients with serious illness. We meet a physician who directs a palliative care team at Washington Regional in Fayetteville to better understand what it is and how it works.

Celebrating hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16

ehospice USA

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and its affiliate organizations are honoring the hospice and palliative care volunteers who bring compassion, support and dignity to those facing a serious, life-limiting illness.

‘There is no time to relax’ – Nigel Hartley on his first year as a hospice CEO

ehospice UK

Just over a year ago, Nigel Hartley left St Christopher’s Hospice to become CEO at Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight. Here he tells us about his first year in the role.