US – Onclive
A collaborative patient reported outcome (PRO)-based care approach resulted in better outpatient symptom management and a decrease in end-of-life hospitalizations and costs for late-stage cancer patients.
Canada – Christ’s Faithful Witness
The doctors conferred. My mother was dying, they concluded.
US – Newsday
Ideally, each of us would be able to make our own health care decisions throughout our lives. But in reality, many will have at least a limited period of time when we are unable to communicate our health care choices.
US – marinij.com
Let’s face it; talking about end-of-life care and decision-making isn’t something at the top of anyone’s list.
South Africa – HPCA
“Hospice is only for the old and dying” they say, well in many ways that is incorrect. Hospice does not discriminate against anyone in terms of age, and Chatsworth hospice is a perfect example of that.
US – healio
Review of patients with ischemic stroke found that palliative care is not utilized in a majority of cases, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.
US – New DDL
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
ehospice South Africa
In continuation with our #HospiceVisits drive we are now in the fourth week of publishing the amazing success stories, moments and facts we have been able to gather during our three day trip in Durban. This week the focus is on Highway Hospice.
As April marks National Pets Month, St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley celebrates the support their Pets as Therapy (PAT) volunteers provide to patients and their family and friends.
ehospice international children’s edition
The Holidog Times recently published an interesting article about a new study to prove the healing power of therapy dogs for children with cancer.