US – Vice
A few days ago, the non-profit Compassion & Choices, which advocates for the rights of terminally-ill patients near the end of life, launched a new website: itsnotassistedsuicide.org
Canada – Globe and Mail
Reshaping the health system to deal with the onslaught of ageing baby boomers is urgent and needs to be a political priority, the head of the Canadian Medical Association says.
Europe – News Medical
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading European professional organisation for advancing medical oncology, has announced the three exceptional medical oncologists who will receive its acclaimed awards.
In collaboration with the Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group, a team of authors from Germany, Indonesia and the United Kingdom, conducted a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for fatigue in palliative care.
UK – On The Wight
A fundraising appeal has been launched to bring an Admiral Nurse to Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to help support patients and families affected by dementia.
Recent articles in the media have brought attention on issues of racial disparity in the U.S. healthcare system, including a piece in the New York Times touching on hospice. The Hospice Action Network’s Lauren Drew shares some thoughts.
Interfaith Funeral Celebrant Karen Dempsey looks at the changing face of funerals in Ireland.
Together for Short Lives has formed a working group to investigate the practical impact of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) for young adults with life-limiting conditions.