US – Healio
In difficult conversations with patients and their families regarding palliative and end-of-life care, it is important for physicians to understand the effects such discussions can have on their own state of mind, and any potential effects it may have on their practice, according to a presentation given at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting.
US – Hawaii Tribune Herald
Last month, my mother called to report my 90-year-old hanai Auntie Mae passed away in a Seattle emergency room. She introduced my parents to each other 67 years ago. I was surprised to hear of her death, though I knew she suffered from heart disease.
US – Los Angeles Times
Medical leaders at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena voted behind closed doors this week for the facility’s hundreds of doctors and affiliated personnel to opt out of California’s assisted suicide law, which goes into effect June 9.
US – Huffington Post
Saying goodbye to a dying relative or friend — what to talk about, when, and how — doesn’t come naturally to most adults. The irony: All these conversations ask of us, ultimately, is what people appreciate hearing at any time of life: words of candor, reassurance and love.
UK – BT
Dying patients are not getting the out-of-hours care they need at the end of their lives, a group of top doctors has warned.
India – Pallium India
India’s poor performance in palliative care has been the subject of much international attention; the New York Times wrote not too long back, and the BBC on 04 May 2016 wrote on the subject.
ehospice international children’s edition
Together for Short Lives has published a new guide to assist families of children and young people with life-limiting conditions join-up their health and social care and education.
Pallium Canada’s LEAP courseware fills palliative care education gap in the Long-Term Care setting.
When his mother’s health began to rapidly decline, Peter knew he was going to need help taking care of her. It took Peter’s mother a couple of months of battling cancer and driving back and forth from home to Meru Hospital where finally the doctor’s referred his mother to Meru Hospice.
ehospice South Africa
In continuation with our #HospiceVisits drive we are now in the fifth week of publishing the amazing success stories, moments and facts we have been able to gather during our three day trip in Durban. This week the focus is on Verulam Hospice.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published the results of its in-depth review of end of life care in England, which looks at why certain people are more likely to receive poor care.
The team at Global Partners in Care looking for US-based hospice and palliative care programs who are willing to join the GPIC Partnership Initiative – support a community abroad while you enrich your own community.