Family Practice News
Older Americans are sicker than their peers in 11 developed countries, but are most likely to have a chronic care plan and to have discussed health-promoting behaviors with their physicians, according to a new survey.
The NCD Alliance
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths are increasing annually, yet little or no priority is given to COPD by public health and policy makers in many European countries, according to a survey released to mark World COPD Day 2014.
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
As part of its efforts to mainstream the inclusion of spiritual care as a standard of healthcare, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network explores suicide, end of life and other sensitive topics in the latest issue of its new magazine ‘Caring for the human spirit’.
Psychology and palliative care services working together – on cultivating multi-disciplinary meetings and ensuring compassion in care
Dr Katherine Regan, Clinical Psychologist, shares her experiences working in close collaboration with a specialist palliative care team at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. She discusses why collaborative working across both areas is a useful model for the future and how both fields can learn much from one another.
The New Old Age blog
“Saving money isn’t really the point of hospice care. Helping dying patients have the best possible remaining life, followed by a good death, is really the purpose.”
Huffington Post/ AP
Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotlight on Wednesday in a video in which she urges states to pass laws allowing terminally ill people to end their lives on their own terms.
The UN News Centre
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone”, and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.
ehospice International children’s edition
In 2015 the ICPCN will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. To mark this milestone, the organisation introduced delegates at the 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care taking place in Rome to the NOW campaign which aims to increase awareness and funds to develop services for children’s palliative care worldwide.
Internationally renowned palliative care specialist Professor Ian Maddocks AM, 2013’s Senior Australian of the Year 2013, is visiting the Tweed region in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers on November 28.
NHPCO will host a virtual professional development offering, ‘Creating the future of palliative care’ on 18 and 19 February 2015. Registration is now open.