Australia – The Age
I had to identify myself as a clinician before the end of life care team rolled into action to help my dying father. Why is it so hard to be heard, asks Neil Orford.
Canada – Bay Today
Ian Bos spoke about his cross Canada walk to raise awareness for palliative care in North Bay on Tuesday.
US – Kansas City Business Journal
There is still a lot of work to do, but the overarching deal to merge two local nonprofit hospice centers, NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care and Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, is finished.
US – Wall Street Journal
A bill that would have made California one of a handful of states to legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients was put on hold Tuesday after pressure from a coalition of secular and religious groups.
UK – Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Manorlands is backing a campaign encouraging all healthcare workers to introduce themselves by name to their patients. The national #hellomynameis initiative was launched by Dr Kate Granger, who is terminally ill.
Australian Ageing Agenda
The aged care sector is being encouraged to nominate staff, volunteers and organisations that set the bar in end of life care for Palliative Care Australia’s inaugural national awards.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) acknowledges NAIDOC Week, the celebration of the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were only eight years old when they first laid eyes on one another in elementary school. The young pair married years later in 1940, and have rarely left each other’s side ever since.
It may seem a small thing, but to grieving, recently bereaved parents, the way they receive their child’s belongings back from a hospital following their death is important.
ehospice South Africa
This month we will be looking at Drakenstein Palliative Hospice, a hospice that not only focuses on patients and patient care at home, but also looks specifically at children’s needs with regard to palliative care and how important it is for them.
A webcast now available from NHPCO will help providers understand why federal regulators at CMS are paying such close attention to the U.S. hospice community.
This Hospice Care Week (5 to 11 October 2015) hospices across the UK will be raising awareness of hospice care and all the inspiring work hospices do. How can you get involved?