Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives

These young people don’t have time to waste, so we want to support them to achieve the smooth transition they deserve, with properly coordinated care and a supportive team of professionals behind them. Generously supported by the Bupa UK Foundation, ‘A checklist to a good transition’ is designed for seriously ill young people to assessContinue reading “A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives”

Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?

Hospice has long been known for the ability to provide comfort and dignity throughout the dying process. Sadly, too few people are aware that a person does not have to be dying from cancer or experiencing excruciating pain in order to take advantage of end-of-life care. Hospice care is effective for patients suffering from aContinue reading “Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?”

Are care homes the hospices of the future?

16 April 2019               End of life care Primary and Community Care Dr Sarah Russell is a Carer and Nurse and tweets @learnhospice, George Coxon is a Care Home Owner and tweets @CoxonGeorge and Dr Ros Taylor MBE is Palliative Care Physician and Care Home trustee and tweets @hospicedoctorContinue reading “Are care homes the hospices of the future?”