US – Boston Globe
In 2005, when her 60-year-old father refused experimental treatment for advanced non-Hodgkins lymphoma, journalist Ann Neumann thought she was prepared for his death.
Canada – CTV News
Canada is in the midst of drawing up guidelines for end-of-life care, but some doctors believe that the medical system isn’t doing enough to offer high-quality pain relief to patients, including the option to use medical marijuana.
US – GeriPal Blog
In June, 2015 I wrote about the wrote about the need to for new training programs in palliative care because of the projected shortage in providers. At that time I wrote that: “Amos Bailey, MD, a well-known leader in the field of Palliative Medicine and a new colleague of mine at the University of Colorado has a pretty innovative idea. He has set up a task force to prepare an application to the Board of Regents to offer a new degree program: Master of Science in Palliative Care.
Anne May is a clinical nurse educator who works in a palliative care unit in Sydney. Having worked for 20 years as a women’s health worker, focussed on domestic violence and abuse, she reminds us that abusive behaviour can also occur across the range of palliative care settings.
Death and dying, eh? Who on earth wants to talk about that? Not as many people as should – or as many as could if they were given the right opportunities.