World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 9 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Medicare to cover end of life counselling

Al Jazeera America

Medicare said on Wednesday it plans to pay doctors to counsel patients about end of life care, the same idea that sparked accusations of “death panels” and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama’s health care law six years ago.

Inpatient hospice unit opens in Shelby Baptist

US – Shelby County Reporter

A few hours before the grand opening ceremony for the new Vitas Healthcare inpatient hospice unit in Alabaster’s Shelby Baptist Medical Center, company Vice President of Operations Jennifer NyGaard said it was hard to believe the day was finally there.

Nurse-led palliative care can be successfully integrated into routine HIV services in Kenya

Kenya – AidsMap

Integrating nurse-led palliative care into routine HIV services has positive effects for the psychological wellbeing of patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators report in Lancet HIV.

A Budget full of implications for the voluntary sector

UK – NCVO blog

The Budget will have far reaching implications for charities and their beneficiaries, despite few new measures directed specifically at the voluntary sector.

Islands Hospice to open first Maui care facility

US – Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organisations

Islands Hospice is expanding its Maui care services by opening its first inpatient facility on the Valley Isle in July. The nonprofit health care agency began serving Oahu residents in 2009, and first entered Maui in July 2014, serving patients in private homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

We Honor Veterans program recognized with ASAE Summit Award

ehospice USA

We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is being recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with a 2015 Summit Award.

Sue Ryder launches online community as new bereavement research is published

ehospice UK

To mark the launch of its new online community, Sue Ryder has published findings from a new survey which highlight how sharing experiences of bereavement has a positive impact on how long it takes people to feel better.

Cardiff conference begins on a high note

ehospice International Children’s

A report back on the first day of the 7th International Cardiff Conference on Paediatric Palliative Care taking place at the Cardiff University in Wales from 8 – 10 July.

Meet Stepping Stone’s Hospice newly appointed patron

ehospice South Africa

Corlia Booysen didn’t hesitate for a moment when invited to become the official patron for Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton.