World media roundup – 5 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

KNH orders hospice to move to new premises

Kenya – Standard Digital

Kenyatta National Hospital has ordered the Nairobi Hospice to vacate from its premises to pave way for construction of a day care centre.

NHPCO and US hospice community applaud new legislation to promote appropriate oversight

US – PR Web

Legislation requiring more timely surveys of Medicare-certified hospice care programs was introduced on 1 August 2014.

Six-month card renewal rule is blasted ‘inhuman’

Ireland – Independent

Current rules that force people who are dying to renew their medical card every six months are inhuman and need to be changed, a report has warned.

Prediction tool for readmissions due to end of life care

US – The Hospitalist

Prediction model can help identify end of life patients at high risk of readmissions and prioritise resources to minimise risk.

Business of death care gets a technology makeover

UK – BBC News

Feature on how new technologies are being adopted by the funeral industry.

Life expectancy gap varies between blacks and whites

US – Health Canal

Racial differences in life expectancy have declined nationally but still vary substantially across US states.

Honouring families in times of grief


Death is never a comfortable thing to talk about, but if the conversation is handled with sensitivity and with the realisation of what an honour it is to have the responsibility of caring for patients and their families, we will bring more comfort to families than we realise.

Deadline for abstract submission extended

ehospice Kenya

Abstract submission deadline for the upcoming 4th Kenya National Palliative Care Conference has been extended to 15 August 2014.

Paediatric palliative care; lessening the pain for families

ehospice Australia

Faith contributes mightily to Sara Fleming’s seemingly inexhaustible drive in her paediatric palliative care role at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).

California State University Institute for Palliative Care announces first online self-paced business case for palliative care course

ehospice USA

New online course, developed by nationally recognised experts in palliative care helps make the business case for existing or proposed palliative care programs.

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