Canada/US – KevinMD
Doctors and nurses said patients and their families created the largest obstacles to end of life decision making in the ICU, in a large survey published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
UK – Huffington Post
Baroness Ilora Finlay, Co-Chair of Living and Dying Well and Chair Elect of National Council for Palliative Care, explains her fears about assisted suicide.
US – Triangle Business Journal
UNC Health Care broke ground Tuesday on a new hospice house in Chatham County. It will become the second building in the massive Chatham Park project and the first inpatient hospice facility in the county.
US – Nurse.com
Not every patient who qualifies for palliative care takes advantage of the benefits it can bring, and champions of palliative care are trying to change that. Nurses are key to a successful palliative care program because they are the frontline providers for patients in need of comfort care.
The University of Canberra is the lead agency in a $17 million project to build new clinical training facilities and student accommodation in regional southeast New South Wales.
The Three Wishes Project at St. Joseph’s Healthcare offers patients and families in the Intensive Care Unit closure and dignity, by granting deathbed requests ranging from saying farewell to a pet to renewing wedding vows, watching sports TV 24/7, and being reunited with family members.
The Hospice Care Access Improvement Act of 2015, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, calls for testing of payment reform and supports hospice integrity.
In this editorial, Lucy Nickson, chief executive of Ashgate Hopsicecare, explains why she is calling on hospice leaders across the country to take part in the debate around legalising assisted suicide.