US – Denver Post
Jean Oksner, 80, has been discussing advance care decisions and how she wants everything to be handled once she is no longer able to voice her wishes. Her son Jerry, 53, said he appreciates his mom’s effort to make sure he and his brothers would not be conflicted or in doubt if and when that time comes.
US – The Atlantic
In Portland, Maine, a counselor helps the city’s Somali Muslim community navigate the ethical complexities of U.S. health care.
Catholic World News
A working group of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has published an opinion on palliative care.
ehospice International Children’s edition
An interesting piece by International Children’s Palliative Care Network(ICPCN) guest blogger, Joshua Ngwang Menang. Joshua reflects on the importance of spiritual care in the African country of Cameroon.
Palliative and end of life care is “an emergency service” – so the hospice movement needs to do more to provide continuity of care, Baroness Finlay said during the William Hoare Inaugural Lecture held this week at the House of Lords.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released “Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012)” that shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancer sites for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations.