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World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 January 2017

09 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.

Demand to regularize palliative care nurses

India – Times of India

Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has directed health department officials to regularize the qualified nurses appointed through local self-government department involved in the palliative care of patients who are deprived of basic healthcare.

World could enjoy utopian future with sustainable development, year-long study finds

UK – The Independent

More than 80 major companies write to Theresa May saying Britain’s ‘prosperity and well-being’ are at stake as report warns ‘costs and uncertainty of unsustainable development could swell until there is no viable world in which to do business’.

90% of humanity not aware of Sustainable Development Goals

UAE – Gulf News

UN officials urges governments to introduce SDGs in school curriculum.

Caring for patients’ rooms and souls: How cleaning staff communicate and cope with seriously ill and dying patients


Professor Gerhild Becker, Chair of the Department of Palliative Care, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany, explains the background to the longer article selected as ‘Editor’s choice’ in the January issue 2017 of Palliative Medicine.

Paying to keep seniors out of the hospital

US – The Agenda

How smarter economics could make for better medicine.

Professional photographs capture a precious short life

ehospice International Children’s edition

Moments of William Brentlinger’s short life beautifully captured by a professional photographer.

HRPA achieves Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation

ehospice Canada

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champion’s Council is pleased to announce that the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). With HR policies formally committed to supporting their employees in times of family distress, HRPA has qualified as a CCC.

Dedicated "angel trip" service planned

ehospice Ireland

BUMBLEance – is planning to extend its fleet to include a a dedicated “angel trip” vehicle for children at end of life. The service will bring children with life-limiting illnesses on their final journey home or to hospice to die.

Granted Delight

ehospice Kenya

“For unto whom much is given much is required and to whom much has been entrusted, he will be required of more.” Luke 12:48 (amp).

Why NGOs must collaborate

ehospice South Africa

Collaboration happens daily amongst colleagues – the hospice approach is a team approach. The NGO collaborates with corporate funders, government departments, sister hospices, people who leave legacies so that we continue to do their work posthumously. The list goes on. Sometimes the core common purpose of us all is forgotten.

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