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Latest News

NHPCO Releases Updated Pediatric Standards

A new edition of the Standards of Practice for Pediatric Palliative Care is now available as an addendum to the updated Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs (2018) which was released in July by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The Standards of Practice for Pediatric Palliative Care, written to complement NHPCO’s Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs, are organized around ten […]

Coping with grief during the holidays

As 2018 draws to a close, we hold in our hearts all of you who have experienced the loss of a loved one, whether recent or in the past. We know that holidays and special celebrations are particularly difficult when you are grieving. This article, written for ehospice by bereavement care expert Robin Fiorelli, was […]

Why palliative care must be included in Universal Health Coverage

Today, 12 December, is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. First celebrated in 2014, it marks the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for all nations to provide affordable, quality health care for all their citizens. The day calls awareness to the human right to health. Universal Health Coverage has been included in […]

Hello, my name is Michael Mapenzi: a story for World AIDS Day

In honour of World AIDS Day tomorrow, Saturday 1 December, we wish to share a chapter from the ICPCN publication Touching Rainbows: Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Palliative Care * written by Michael Mapenzi, an adolescent with AIDS cared for at Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka, Zambia back in 2010. The story may be old but […]