Daily News Roundup – 20 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

The NHS spends less on end of life care than the US, Canada, Germany, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands

Daily Mail
The NHS spends the least on end of life care, compared with six other developing nations, a new study revealed. Just £6,600 is spent on each terminally ill cancer patient in England, compared with £15,400 in Canada, researchers discovered.

John Hughes: Why dying should be everyone’s business

BMJ blog
Doctors have varying degrees of willingness to broach difficult conversations with patients and families, particularly if it is a conversation that is about care as opposed to cure, writes John Hughes, medical director at Sue Ryder.

Nurses to offer home care to children with life-limiting conditions

Swindon Advertiser
Families of children with serious medical conditions will benefit from new services in Swindon and north Wiltshire after three new specialist nurses funded by Naomi House Children’s Hospice started work in the area.

Quality of care at Glasgow hospice praised

Glasgow Evening Times
Inspectors have praised the standard of care at a Glasgow hospice after an unannounced visit. The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice was visited by Health Protection Scotland who looked at the work of senior medical staff, nursing and domestic staff as well as speaking to patients and relatives.

New day hospice service helps new patients

Shoreham Herald
Positive living will be celebrated in a new hospice project, called MyLife. The day hospice team at St Barnabas House in Worthing is launching a series of six free events, taking place throughout the year.

Praise for Claire House Hospice where baby George died at just six days old but surrounded by love

Liverpool Echo
Danielle and David Burt want to raise money for the Wirral hospice which did so much to help their tragic boy.

Exercising during cancer: ‘Stop telling patients to slow down’ charity says

The Independent
By advising those diagnosed with the disease to stop being active, family and friends – who have a crucial role in supporting patients – could be unwittingly doing more harm than good, according to the charity Macmillian.

Using the Palliative care Outcome Scale and related Patient Reported Outcome Measures in clinical practice

EAPC blog
Dr Liesbeth van Vliet, Dr Richard Harding and Prof Irene Higginson outline recently published decision support and accompanied guidance on implementing the Palliative care Outcome Scale and related Patient Reported Outcome Measures in clinical care.

From across ehospice editions:

Living and dying: a talk with the author

Groundbreaking for Lyon Palliative Care and Hospice Center

Miller talks about palliative care