Canada – Montreal Gazette
While the McGill University Health Centre is facing a backlash for a policy exempting its palliative care unit from providing medical aid to die, private hospices like the West Island Palliative Care Residence are allowed to opt out of providing that service to dying patients — despite the province’s landmark right-to-die legislation.
US – CSU
Building a sustainable palliative care program in your community – whether new or as an extension of existing services – requires more than just information.
US – The New York Times
Americans have long been chided as the only people on earth who believe death is optional. But the quip is losing its premise. A recent profusion of personal narratives, best-selling books and social entrepreneurs’ projects suggest that, as a culture, we are finally starting to come to terms with our mortality.
Australia – The Daily Telegraph
For a place where people come to die, it was an unnecessarily sad old building with no warmth, no comfort. Just beige walls and dull furnishings.
Canada – CBC News
There’s no guidebook to navigate the highs and lows of looking after a family member in their final months at home, says a son who was tempted to write one.
ehospice International Children’s
A new animation by UK charity, Together for Short Lives, shows the daily challenges families face caring for a child with a life-shortening condition, and the impact on family life.
As part of our series of interviews with Hospice UK’s advisory council, we talk to Mandy Yule, chief executive at Ayrshire Hospice and advisory council representative for Scotland.
A New York area Alzheimer’s home care agency is offering “virtual” spiritual care to clients that would enable them to connect with HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s chaplains via phone, email or video.