World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Give death its due in a system focused on life

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.

Walk for his dad sends message about palliative care

Canada – Bay Today

Ian Bos spoke about his cross Canada walk to raise awareness for palliative care in North Bay on Tuesday.

Nonprofit hospice merger: The time was right

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.

California assisted suicide bill stalls under pressure

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.

Hospice backs campaign that encourages healthcare workers to introduce themselves

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.

Nominations sought for best in palliative care

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.

NAIDOC week – We all stand on sacred ground

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) acknowledges NAIDOC Week, the celebration of the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

Hospice gives couple their dying wish

ehospice Canada

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.

Little touches support bereaved parents at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

ehospice Ireland

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.

Drakenstein Palliative Hospice: Meet Petro Gordon

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.

New webcast looking at CMS’ focus on hospice community

ehospice USA

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.

Get involved in Hospice Care Week this October

ehospice UK

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?

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