World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Terminal care lagging in Finland – health workers insufficiently trained

Finland – UUTISET

Finnish palliative care is well behind other European countries, with doctors and nurses receiving inadequate training for treating terminally ill patients. However, interest in developing palliative care is slowly rising.

Camp Nabe: helping those children who lost a loved one. For 19 years, Hospice Care Corporation has been helping children cope

US – Preston County News & Journal

Camp Nabe takes quiet, nervous children who have lost someone and helps them turn into strong individuals who learn they don’t have to deal with grief by themselves.

Support app for GPs working with palliative patients

Australia – Pulse Magazine

Palliative care advisory service Decision Assist has launched its first app, aimed at supporting GPs with access to information on clinical care for older palliative patients living at home or in residential care.

Hospice offers ‘peace and dignity,’ supporter says

Canada – Guelph Mercury

Karen Duby of Guelph saw first-hand the warm, welcoming atmosphere in end-of-life care offered by Hospice Wellington late last year, when her mother, Donna Duby, entered the Guelph facility.

Caregivers give Heritage Hospice top ranking

US – Central Kentucky News

Heritage Hospice has been named a 2015 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta, an industry leader in gathering data. Deyta partners with thousands of hospices, home health, human services and other healthcare organizations.

We all have to face up to death – but many of us are not very good at it

UK – The Guardian

Human mortality is, of course, no secret, and yet I suspect that a lot of people consider it to be something that happens to other people, writes Guardian columnist Deborah Orr.

A boyfriend too good to be true

ehospice Canada

For victims of Alzheimer’s, whole lifetimes vanish. For their loved ones, faith is tested and perseverance tried.

Family carers to be celebrated during Carers Week

ehospice Ireland

The vital contribution of the 187,000 family carers in Ireland make will be recognised with the launch today of National Carers Week (June 8th – 14th).

New study identifies challenges for family caregivers

ehospice USA

National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP research provides data and profiles of family caregivers today; caregiving solutions are needed.