World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 9 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Right-to-die opponents say Canadians need better palliative care

Canada – Global News

Mary MacPherson spent the last eight months of her life in hospice, receiving palliative care. Her family said they have precious memories from the time they were all able to spend together there.

Year in review: sector leaders nominate their highs and lows of 2015

Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian Ageing Agenda asked various stakeholders, from aged care providers and their peak bodies to consumer groups and associations, for their views on the high and low points this year.

Coping with grief during the holidays can be difficult for many

US – Ravalli Republic

The holidays can be difficult for families facing serious illness or loss. A major component of the care provided by Marcus Daly Hospice is bereavement support for the first year after the death of a loved one.

Five surprising findings about death and dying

UK – The Conversation

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, as Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. Few of us find taxes exciting, but death – even just thinking about it – affects us profoundly in many different ways. This is why researchers across so many different fields study it from their perspectives.

Morphine, survival and respiratory depression still create a lot of talk…


José Mario López Saca addresses some of the concerns about the possible effects of morphine. His longer article is published in the November/December issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

A new model of care: The UK’s first cottage hospice?

ehospice UK

Hospice in the Weald has ambitious plans to build three volunteer-led cottage hospices to help meet growing and unmet local need for care and support at the end of life. Hospice CEO Rob Woolley and management consultant Caroline Clark explain what the new service would look like and the rational behind the plans.

Carrying hospice messages to new audiences

ehospice USA

NHPCO has put out video being broadcast by American Airlines and also provided end of life information to a major US retailer for its publication ‘Costco Connection’.

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