US – Hartford Courant
The Rev. Edward F. Dobihal Jr., a minister and civil rights activist, was the leading force in introducing hospice care to the United States in 1973.
UK – Third Sector
John Mohan responds to last week’s story in The Times regarding the salaries paid to senior staff by hospices and other charities.
Canada – The Globe and Mail
Tom Mulcair launched another week of his campaign in a key election battleground, where he announced the NDP would spend $1.8-billion over four years to help provinces bolster health care for seniors.
US – Bradenton Herald
Tidewell Hospice has closed on a $1.25 million deal to buy 2.45 acres on Rangeland Parkway near Lakewood Ranch Boulevard for a 12-bed hospice facility.
Canada – The Nelson Daily
A proposed residential hospice service based in Castlegar is gathering steam at the regional level, and it aims to serve people from across the West Kootenay.
UK – Crawley News
Caroline Collins is a nurse at St Catherine’s Hospice, where she cares for patients with a life-limiting illness and supports those close to them. Here she shares her experiences of being a hospice nurse.
UK – News North Wales
Sally-Ann Hart knows she’s dying and she’s not afraid to admit she’s needed help. She told Romilly Scragg how Nightingale House Hospice has kept her sane.
US – CNN
Advocates of assisted suicide secured another major victory after California lawmakers passed legislation that would allow terminally ill people to obtain prescription drugs to hasten their death.
In light of the defeat of a bill in England, the debate concerning assisted death for terminally ill people shows no signs of being resolved any time soon, writes TP O’Mahony.
The Assisted Dying Bill – a private member’s bill proposed by Rob Marris MP – has been defeated following a debate in the House of Commons, with 118 MPs voting for the motion and 330 against.
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Leap magazine recently published a moving article about the weekly children’s palliative care clinic organized by Pallium India at the Sree Avittom Thirunal Government Hospital in Kerala, India.
Alleviating Pain, Delivering Love is a powerful photographic exploration showing the strength of young children and their families, published by The New York Times.