World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Ayrshire Hospice goes worldwide

UK – Carrick Gazette

Ayrshire Hospice Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Meriel Conn recently represented the hospice at the 4th Worldwide Nursing Conference on 18th and 19th of July in Singapore.

Directive for OP clinic at cancer centre

India – The Hindu

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the government to take immediate steps to start the cancer outpatient clinic at Kochi Cancer Centre as an Onam gift for the people of central Kerala.

Hospice needs more resources as people live longer with cancer

UK – Watford Observer

A palliative care expert has spoken about the need to care for the rising number of people living for long periods with cancer.

Glasgow hospice receives welcome cash boost

Scotland – Herald Scotland

A NEW hospice being planned for Glasgow has received a welcome cash boost after a generous £25,000 donation.

Still trying to figure out the proper use of opioids

US – Newsday

Only the uninformed would argue that global warming doesn’t exist, or that we are not amid an opioid-abuse epidemic.

Do not mistake the same mistake as others

Malta – Times of Malta

I was alarmed to see Mario Garrett’s article advocating for suicide by ‘exit bag’, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31).

Education key to improving paediatric palliative services in Norway

ehospice International Children’s

Natasha Pedersen and Dr Susan Fowler-Kerry describe the integrative educational programme offered recently in Oslo, targeting sustainable and long term improvements to existing paediatric services within Nordre Aasen Centre for Competence on Child Neurology and Rehabilitation.

Participants talk about cancer trials

ehospice Ireland

A series of six shorts videos which involve people talking directly about their experience taking part in a cancer trial has been released by Cancer Trials Ireland.

Refreshed toolkit for preventing and managing hospice patient falls published

ehospice UK

This week Hospice UK has published an updated version of its falls toolkit – a template which can be adapted by hospices to help manage and prevent falls among their patients.

Palliative care sometimes adds to families’ stress burden, study finds

ehospice USA

Kaiser Health News reports on a study that examines factors that might result in greater emotional distress for family caregivers.