Canada – Winnipeg Free Press
Local researcher, doctor and professor Harvey Max Chochinov has dedicated more than two decades of his life to understanding how people experience dying and finding ways to make end of life care more comprehensive.
US – WNYC
Bishop Gwendolyn Phillips Coates is on a mission. She’s a preacher in a small church in South Los Angeles, and she’s made it her job to get her congregation prepared for one thing: death.
New Zealand – Massey University
Dr Sunia Foliaki from Massey’s College of Health, has been awarded $300,000 from the Health Research Council to look into the palliative health care of Pacific people in New Zealand.
US – Ledger Enquirer
Donna Morgan, chief operating officer at Columbus Hospice says in nursing school students are taught when dealing with family members of patients they should not cry, they should not hug. “We violate that every day,” Morgan said of workers at the hospice.
Canada – Telegraph Times
A seven-year-old Ontario boy whose town rallied around him to create an early Christmas has died. Evan Leversage attracted global attention in October when his hometown of St George granted him his wish of celebrating Christmas one last time.
When Mary Brennan’s young son died of bone cancer back in the early 1970s, palliative care was unheard of. More than 40 years later, she reflects on the experience, and her elder son’s decision to work in palliative care.
A cross-sector project to help give older people facing the end of life more control over their care is one of a number of proposals put forward today on how to increase digital inclusion across the NHS.
I’ve spent about 40 years looking after people who were dying. I was a burns surgeon for the first half of my career and I have since worked for 20 years in specialist palliative care, writes Dr Mary Brooksbank.
ehospice International Children’s
Another meaningful ICPCN blog post from children’s palliative care nurse, Lanise Shortell, reveals how the hospice and palliative care team was able to give a young family the ‘gift of time’ to be fully present throughout the life of their son and grandson, Logan.
Macmillan report shows ‘true cost’ of cancer to the NHS in England
A report from Macmillan Cancer Support examining the “hidden costs” of cancer estimates the total cost to the NHS in England of providing support for people with cancer beyond initial treatment.
Helping professionals support families in conflict is the focus of the newest publication from Hospice Foundation of America that is part of its Living With Grief series.