World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 9 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Avoiding talking about death is doing us damage

Australia – ABC

We will all die, but few of us are happy to talk about it.

Dying in pain in the global South

UK – Open Democracy

Throughout the developing world, people are dying in pain due to an inability to access proper medication. But the problem is about much more than money.

Communicating Your End-of-Life Wishes with Advance Care Planning

US – The Herald News

Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal and based on values and beliefs. Because it is impossible to foresee every type of circumstance or illness, it is essential to think in general about what is important to you. Conversations that focus on your wishes and beliefs will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want.

91-year-old hospice patient knits hats for the homeless

US – Fox 5

Despite being in hospice, a 91-year-old Michigan man is still keeping busy.

Terminally ill actor Brian Rix calls for assisted dying law change


Terminally ill actor and disability campaigner Brian Rix, 92, has said the law on assisted dying needs changing.

Launch of Just One Thing for children’s palliative care

ehospice International Children’s

Today the International Children’s Palliative Care Network has officially launched a new campaign asking people to do just one thing to improve access to palliative care for children around the world.

Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams

ehospice South Africa

As we continue our #Hospicevisits in the Western Cape, our journey takes us to a hospital based palliative care organization, Abundant Life who provides holistic care including medical, psychosocial and spiritual support for patients living with a terminal disease.

Brazil Project – community engagement at its colourful best

ehospice UK

Mark Cobbin, lead for bereavement services at Farleigh Hospice, writes for ehospice about a recent outreach project among local primary schools to help raise awareness of the bereavement support the hospices offers to children and young people.

Hospice of the Piedmont welcomes new president/CEO

ehospice USA

The Board of Directors of Hospice of the Piedmont is proud to announce the appointment of Ronald Cottrell as HOP’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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