SPOTLIGHT ON PALLIATIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 13! This year's theme is “Living to the end: palliative care for an aging population.” In this issue of eNews we offer resources, information and new developments for blending palliative and elder care, including care for individuals living with advanced dementia and other chronic diseases. For Professionals DEVELOPING PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAMS IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES
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My mother has end-stage Alzheimer disease. I think she may be in pain, but she isn’t able to communicate very well. How do I know if she is having pain? Read our answer.
VIRTUAL HOSPICE WELCOMES DR. ROMAYNE GALLAGHER
Virtual Hospice is pleased to welcome Romayne Gallagher, MD, CCFP to our team! Dr. Gallagher is an award-winning palliative care physician with 25 years of experience in patient care, teaching and research, with a special interest in palliative care for older Canadians. She will be instrumental in helping Virtual Hospice provide information and support to an aging population.
eHOSPICE - INTERNATIONAL PALLIATIVE CARE NEWS SOURCE LAUNCHED
On October 2, seven countries collaborated to launch the inaugural edition of ehospice, a news aggregating service bringing the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care. Virtual Hospice is pleased to contribute stories to the weekly Canadian French and English editions as well as the daily international edition. Subscribe. Submit an article.
NEW RESEARCH: HOMECARE AND FAMILY SUPPORT KEY TO END-OF-LIFE CARE
New research from the United Kingdom's Cicely Saunders Institute focusses on people with non-malignant conditions, and finds a gap between the number who want to die at home and the number who actually do so. Researchers conclude that enhanced homecare and family support could result in fewer hospital deaths and better end-of-life care.
NEW RESEARCH: USE OF PATIENT DIGNITY INVENTORY IN ONCOLOGY
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