UK – The Conversation
Predicting how long a patient will survive is critically important for them and their families to guide future planning, yet notoriously difficult for doctors to predict accurately.
UK – The Guardian
With the release of SVIIB, the American duo’s final album, Alejandra Deheza explains the importance of completing the record following the death of her bandmate and soulmate, Benjamin Curtis.
US – CBC News
A letter of wishes can be insufficient if no decision maker is legally appointed.
US – McKnights
Increasingly long hospice stays have nearly doubled the amount Medicare is spending on patients in recent years, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.
US – VICE
VICE’s Vikram Gandhi travels to the Netherlands, Oregon and California to explore the moral, political and personal questions about when and how we end our lives.
US – Clinical Oncology News
“It is critical that we start to ask, ‘if this [treatment] isn’t going to benefit quality or quantity of life, then why are we doing it?’”
Pallium India Newsletter
Ms Grace Taylor, a final year medical student from Harvard, Boston, USA, has been volunteering in Pallium India for the last six months. What a lot she has done!
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne is Associate Professor, Kingston University & St George’s University of London, and Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Intellectual Disabilities. Here, she explains the background to her longer article published in the January/February 2016 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.
A carer (also referred to as caregiver or family caregiver) is a person who takes on an unpaid caring role for someone who needs help because of a physical or cognitive condition, an injury or a chronic life-limiting illness.