US – Boston Globe
A study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests that physicians have outsized influence in shaping how patients spend their final days.
Nigeria – Pulse
Nigerian actress Ini Edo was moved to tears when she visited Hearts of Gold Hospice yesterday. Visibly moved by what she saw, she shared her experience on her Instagram page.
Australia – Moree Champion
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the launch of a new NSW Government website to support families who have a child living with a life-limiting illness.
New Zealand Herald
Tim Hazledine reflects on a speech by Atul Gawande, following the announcement of an additional $76 million earmarked for palliative care of terminally ill patients in last month’s Budget.
UK – Malvern Gazette
A dedicated nurse who has been supporting patients and families at Worcester’s St Richard’s Hospice for years has been named as a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Canada – Northumberland Today
The problem of palliative-care patients taking up acute-care hospital beds, for lack of community-based facilities, is endemic to Ontario hospitals.
Australia – Bayside News
Peninsula Home Hospice has launched a $5m campaign to pay for its new Mornington headquarters. The building will provide the first permanent home for the 30-year-old organisation that supports people suffering from a terminal illness.
UK – The Guardian
Funeral costs have risen 80% in a decade, leaving the poorest and most vulnerable unable to bury their dead, writes Dawn Foster
ehospice International Children’s
The #Daddyandme campaign to be launched before Father’s Day on 21 June by Irish charity Aman Cara highlights the often neglected grief of fathers who have lost a son or daughter.
The Irish Hospice Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland yesterday formally launched three new factsheets aimed at family members and carers of those with dementia.
Najim H. Chechen lost his wife to cancer but is keeping her spirit alive through her – and his – art.
Dallas Pounds, CEO at Trinity Hospice, updates ehospice on how the hospice’s LGBT Friends group is helping it to build an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.