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World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 6 January 2017

06 January 2017

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.

‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune

US – The New York Times

As it happens, Donald J. Trump is not the only person to announce plans to shut down a personal philanthropy, just the best known.

Universal Health Coverage Will Lead To A Healthier And More Equitable World

US – Huffington Post

We are convinced that universal health coverage, with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to achieving the ambitious health targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to avoiding impoverishment from exorbitant out-of-pocket health expenses.

Drug Kickbacks, the Incurable Disease of Public Hospitals in China

China – Health Intel Asia

On Dec 24th, 2016, physicians from six 3rd class public hospitals in Shanghai and Hunan were filmed by CCTV taking bribes from pharmaceutical sales representatives.

Hospice care linked to higher family satisfaction

US – Fox News

Families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.

‘Death is hot right now’: An advocate for palliative care scored big with ‘Extremis’

US – Raw Story

Dr Shoshana Ungerleider, a San Francisco-based hospitalist, has funnelled her inherited wealth into a foundation to improve palliative care.

APCA welcomes new board members

ehospice Africa edition

Members of the African Palliative Care Association have appointed six new board members to support the advancement of palliative care policy and implementation in Africa.

Health chiefs promise help to open new hospices

ehospice Ireland

Health chiefs in Ireland have pledged to help open new hospices over the next three years if they are constructed through community fundraising.

Lace-Up for Cancer 2017: Entries open – Register Online today!

ehospice South Africa

Dust off your takkies and stretch out those muscles and get ready to Lace-Up for Cancer!

New beginnings and new opportunities

ehospice UK

At the start of a new year Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester, encourages hospices to embrace new opportunities and ensure they are ready to evolve in response to a fast-changing external environment.

NQF issues national standards for patient education resources

ehospice USA

The National Quality Forum recently issued a set of national standards for decision aids, which are key resources for improving shared decision making between providers and patients.

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