World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 9 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Thousands of elderly patients in Scotland missing out on palliative care, study from University of Edinburgh and Marie Curie finds

UK – Herald Scotland

Thousands of elderly patients in Scotland are missing out on end-of-life care, it has emerged.

Being ambitious for palliative and end of life care: who’s responsible? – Bee Wee

UK – Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016

Following her appearance at Expo, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, Professor Bee Wee, reflects on the challenge of embedding good palliative care throughout health and social care.

Early Palliative Care Improved Patients’ Symptoms and Coping Skills

US – Medical

Many patients with advanced cancer have a high symptom burden, increased depression symptoms, misperceptions about their prognosis, and difficulties in making decisions about care at the end of life.

Together for Short Lives publishes new impact report

ehospice International Children’s edition

In the United Kingdom, there are 49 000 children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Over the past year, Together for Short Lives has been working tirelessly to give these children and their families a voice and help them make every precious moment count.

What role does spirituality play in our lives as we get older?

ehospice Canada

By 2030 it’s estimated that close to one in four persons in Canada will at least 65 years old. While this figure poses challenges for everything from how to pay for healthcare to how to find workers, our aging society also has profound implications for mental and spiritual health.

#LiveCompassion – Meet Eyethu Mkutshulwa

ehospice South Africa

We continue this week with our #LiveCompassion campaign which basically entails sharing “feel good stories” with regards to our staff, patients and you our readers.

Hospice care is…

ehospice UK

With just over three weeks to go until Hospice Care Week 2016 kicks off, Elizabeth Palfreman, national hospice support manager at Hospice UK, explains this year’s theme.

Study shows hospice care improves patient experience

ehospice USA

The journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care published a research article that examines patient outcomes for hospice patients.

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