Singapore – Straits Times
Cancer patients at the end of the road would prefer to pay more to die at home, rather than to spend on extending their lives by one year or avoiding severe pain, according to a study by members of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and collaborators from the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
USA – The Nation’s Health
As millions of baby boomers in the U.S. age, health workers and organizations are seeing the value of educating Americans on the need for end-of-life care plans
USA – The Journal of Clinical Oncology
Half of all patients with cancer might be predicted to die as a result of the disease within 5 years. Ask yourself whether an individual patient might die within a year, and you are likely to be incorrect in your estimate. But what is certain is that you will not be able to cure everyone.
USA – WRAL
House members on Wednesday beat back an attempt to change the rules for health care directives used to make medical and other decisions for patients who are terminally ill, comatose or otherwise near death.
ehospice International Children’s
A new resource designed to help families and professional approach conversations with young adults about their end of life plans has been produced by the National Council of Palliative Care and Together for Short Lives.
Dementia is one of today’s biggest public health challenges, and the idea that it can be beaten is gripping the world. International studies are examining risk factors for the different types of dementia and designing strategies to delay its onset or prevent it altogether.
Carers in Scotland have been called on by the Scottish government to give their views on the Carers (Scotland) Bill, a piece of legislation which aims to improve support available for carers and clearly set out their legal rights.
The National Alliance for Caregiving announced today the inaugural class of the “Caregiving Champions” program, an initiative to connect state caregiving advocates to local and national persons of influence.