Australia – Daily Telegraph
There’s hundreds of euphemisms for death, but a new draft end of life plan released by the South West Sydney Local Health District is hoping they won’t be used anymore.
US – Pain Medicine News
One institution leading the fight against pediatric pain is the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota with its Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine Program.
Germany – Deutsche Welle
Germany has probably the most liberal assisted suicide law in the world – in other words, none at all. Lawmakers trying to change that have now been presented with a new obstacle – Germany’s constitution.
US – St Augstine Record
Haven Hospice patient James Barrett’s work with puzzles is bringing joy to fellow patients, staff and fellow residents at Coral Landing Assisted Living.
US – Dallas Morning News
“I went into surgery because I wanted to be a hero,” says Atul Gawande. “I wanted to save the day. I learned how to fix things – but not how to manage the problems that you could not fix.” He wrote “Being Mortal” in part to help turn that around in his own practice.
US – California Healthline
Four organizations in four rural Northern California counties are set to launch a palliative care pilot project next week.
A report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) by academics from the universities of Dundee and Nottingham has called for improved ongoing support for young people with life-limiting conditions.
More than 17% of Prince Edward Island’s 140,000 people are over 65, compared to just over 15% for the country as a whole. Those figures in a largely rural population are a challenge for Mireille Lecours, palliative care medical consultant for the province.
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