BGISMedia – Barabdos
Health Minister John Boyce has announced that the expansion of palliative care services is currently being addressed in a draft National Action Plan for Cancer 2015 to 2019.
Belgium – Newsweek
Doctors in Belgium are granting a healthy 24 year old woman who is suffering from depression the right to die, as she qualifies for euthanasia, even though she does not have a terminal or life-threatening illness.
Canada – National Post
In a draft document, the Canadian Medical Association sets out the terms under which Canadians should qualify for assisted dying and the processes to be followed after a person requests to be put to death.
Canada – BMC Research Notes
Ten service recommendations for healthcare settings (including the home) to help improve palliative and end of life services for the Vietnamese population.
Austria – Science Daily
Researchers have developed the world’s first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days.
US – NPR
In California, a new law outlines protocols for filling out death certificates for transgender people; coroners and funeral directors must record a person’s gender identity rather than anatomical sex on the death certificate and if there’s a dispute, a driver’s license or passport will be sufficient legal documentation to trump family opinion.
ehospice South Africa
There is a saying that goes: “Dynamite comes in small packages.”Today we meet a young man that best describes this and who has a really big heart.
A new programme to help the 1 in 10 people in Ireland with multimorbidity or multiple chronic diseases manage their conditions better has been devised by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons.