US – npr
Talking about death isn’t easy, but mortician Caitlin Doughty is trying to reform how we think about the deaths of loved ones — and prepare for our own.
Dr Odette Spruyt is conducting a qualitative study exploring the views of doctors working in Australia and India and has invited doctors working substantially in palliative care to consider participating in the project.
UK – Nursing Times
A hospital chaplain is helping to ensure student nurses receive a valuable insight into spiritual care, and an understanding of how it differs from religious beliefs and practices.
US – KevinMD
Touching story about one doctor-patient relationship and preparing for the end of life.
Scotland – End of life studies blog
Ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014, Jo Hockley highlights the need for services for frail older people as they face the end of their lives.
India – Sakal Times
Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune is conducting a week-long awareness programme as part of World Palliative Care Day celebrations.
The Indian Times
Taking inspiration from Dr Rajagopal and his team, director Meenambalam Santhosh is staging ‘Sneha Santhwanam’, a play based on palliative care, at Karthika Thirunal Theatre to celebrate World Palliative Care Day.
Chi Mei Hospital mascots performed for patients in Taiwan on Thursday as part of a series of artistic events ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
“The longer I work in hospice care, the harder it is to say why ‘hospice’ makes such a difference to people,” writes Hospice Director Dr Ros Taylor.
ehospice International children’s edition
As we approach World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, here is a beautiful tribute to one dedicated caregiver from Hope House Hospice in Swaziland.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) which serves the New South Wales central western region is embarking on a relatively new role for the institution with its search for an Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology.