World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A revolutionary and revealing change-maker about the importance of communication at end of life

US – Consider the Conversation

“Through the eyes of people living with serious illnesses and with the guidance of expert clinicians who care for them, this documentary advances a conversation all of us need to consider.”

Stop the Clocks by Joan Bakewell review – a wry analysis of the world she will leave

UK – The Guardian

The TV journalist’s latest memoir is peppered with musings on death and obituaries for things lost to modernity.

Study Supports Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

US – Mount Sinai Blog

Advanced-stage cancer patients who received palliative care required shorter durations of radiation treatment and had shorter hospital stays, according to a recent study at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Considering the Burden on Family Caregivers

US – AJMC.com

A deeper understanding of the interdependencies among the patients, family caregivers, and service providers revealed that if general practice teams intervene early, they may be more likely meet patients’ needs in the end-of-life care process.

Special education offerings in conjunction with April’s Management & Leadership Conference

ehospice USA

A selection of preconference seminars and education sessions are made available prior to NHPCO’s annual Management & Leadership Conference. Full day and half-day seminars are offered on April 19 & 20, 2016.

Children’s Speciality Center of Nevada opens the state’s first outpatient children’s palliative care clinic

ehospice International Children’s edition

Nevada Business recently published news of the state’s first outpatient children’s palliative care clinic opened at Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada.

Strengthening cancer care in Africa

ehospice Africa

Africa faces a double burden with a significant burden of cancers associated with infectious agents. These include cervical cancer, liver cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, Burkitts lymphoma, among others.

Lace Up for Cancer 2016: Huge Success!

ehospice South Africa

Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die aged between 30 to 69 years (World Cancer Day).

Influencing locally: a new toolkit for hospices

ehospice UK

This week Hospice UK launches ‘Influencing locally: a toolkit for hospices in England’, which supports hospices to identify and build relationships locally and to raise awareness and influence key statutory bodies.