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World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 20 December 2016

20 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.

Family Perspectives on Hospice Care Experiences of Patients with Cancer

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Palliative care champions get awards

Uganda – New Vision

Routine Blood Test Predicts How Long Cancer Patients Will Survive

Singapore – LabManager

ASCO guideline recommends early integration of palliative, standard oncology care

US – Healio

Response to Kolodny: Negative Outcomes of Unbalanced Opioid Policy Supported by Clinicians, Politicians, and the Media

Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

Assisted dying could be legalised for over-75s who have had ‘enough of life’

The Netherlands – Dutch News

Video: Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice

ehospice South Africa

Today we explore the amazing services Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice has to offer as well as some inspiring patient stories.

My first year at Hospice UK – five things that surprised me

ehospice UK

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, shares some reflections on her first year at the national charity for hospice care.

Hospice of the Bluegrass sponsors ‘Before I Die’ wall

ehospice USA

Most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list, but how often do people really share what it is they want to do or accomplish before they die?

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