Ireland expecting 84% increase of people needing palliative care

Trinity’s Centre for Health Policy and Management and The Irish Longitudinal study on Ageing (TILDA) recently conducted a study that estimates a 84% increase of people passing from a serious illness by 2046 TILDA collects information on all aspects of…

End of life staff create a comfort box to help grieving families

UK end of life staff epitomize the big hearts of death care professionals. Going above and beyond to make an effort to comfort and provide convenience for grieving families. Laurel Lodge provides residential care for up to 32 residents aged…

Palliative care leads to less ICU use by terminal patients

A recent JAMA Network report found that ¨implementation of palliative care at a hospital was associated with a 10% reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) use. Meaning implementation of hospital-based palliative care services may be associated with decreased treatment intensity…

New Jersey signs in laws that will improve palliative care

Tuesday January 21st, Governor Phil Murphy signed two palliative care bills that were passed this past December. The bills will improve access to palliative care and end-of-life care in the state of New Jersey. The bills going into action require…

How grief therapy dogs can make a difference at your funeral home

Helping people with anxiety, grief, and depression are part of the profession of a funeral director. Some funeral directors however, have found grief therapy dogs to be a great addition to their funeral home in order to support families. The…

Can hospices re-educate the public about their about their services?

Today’s hospices aren’t just places where people go to die and hospices want people to know that. Families fight transfers from hospitals because they are scared that sending a loved one means they are being sent to die. According to…

Netflix’s Queer Eye highlights palliative caregivers’ struggle for work-life balance

Last year Netflix rebooted Queer Eye, the hugly successful show from the early 2000´s. Bringing in fresh faces to host this feel good show focused on highlighting inner beauty and self love. The show’s premise remained the same, following the…

10 Children books death care professionals should have on hand

Whether you see a heartbroken child or have a parent tell you about their struggle to explain the loss to their young ones, having literature that can help on hand, is a beautiful way to assist your patrons in need.…

Only 2% of the Indian population have access to palliative care

With only a small fraction of patients being treated, local Indian health organizations decided to team up to help inform the local palliative patients, their families, and health care professionals about the benefits of palliative care. Celebrating World Hospice and…

What recomposition means for the death care industry

The death care industry attracted global headlines when the USA became the first place to legalize human recomposition, a sustainable way to expedite decomposing. Creating new opportunities for the industry to innovate and build off of. USA takes the lead…