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World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 19 December 2016

19 December 2016

In the world hospice and palliative care news roundup we bring you the top hospice and palliative care stories published daily in world media. This service allows you to stay up to date with news, stories and opinion pieces from around the globe.

Pass on your passwords, or your family's digital memories will die with you

UK – The Telegraph

When loved ones die what they leave behind is frequently the source of comforting memories. But with so many of our memories now held in digital form, families are in danger of losing their shared history.

Bill Nemitz: Photographer’s work with ‘short-lived children’ a personal mission

US – Portland Press Herald

Arthur Fink, who lost a daughter after just six days, now takes images of dying children to help families cope with their loss.

First children's hospice opens in Bishkek

Kyrgystan – AKI Press

The first chldren’s hospice in Bishkek opened with the help from the government on December 19. Bishkek mayor Albek Ibraimov, president of public fund “Helping is easy” Dinara Alyaeva, staff of tuberculosis hospital, and others took part in the opening ceremony.

Pathways unveils plans for new children’s healing garden

ehospice International Children’s edition

Pathways, a nonprofit providing expert and compassionate hospice care, palliative care and grief and loss support for northern Colorado, has revealed its plans to create a Children’s Healing Garden on the east side of the Pathways Counseling Center in Fort Collins.

Olivia Newton John to perform Irish gig dedicated to people living with grief

ehospice Ireland

The healing power of music has long been recognised, Hans Christian Anderson remarked that: “Where words fail, music speaks.” This is the central idea behind LIV ON, a musical collaboration between Olivia Newton John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky.

Understanding The Pinch!

ehospice Kenya

50% of those who die from HIV and 80% of those who die from cancer experienced moderate or severe pain.

Palliative care and changing policy landscape

ehospice USA

NHPCO was invited to submit an article to the American Journal of Managed Care about policy issues related to palliative care. The article is available online.


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