US – The Guardian
Now that Medicare has begun to cover advanced care planning, chaotic life – and dying – decisions will hopefully diminish
UK – The Economist
Can good cheer and honest talk change our gloomy perspective on death?
UK – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has published its final recommendations on whether 6 different drug treatments should be routinely funded by the NHS.
Australia – Pulse IT
The federally funded Decision Assist project is set to release an app for nurses working in residential aged care, community care and general practice to help better care for patients in the final stages of their life.
Australia – The Guardian Weekly
My appointment, in 1988, as the world’s first professor of palliative care, had its origins in the Guardian Weekly.
If you are familiar with Country Music, you probably might have listened to Doug Stone with his song, “I never knew the power of a song ’till I heard the music playing the day my mama passed on…”. Music is not just an art and certainly not just a leisure activity. Music is so many life aspects put together.
ehospice International Children’s edition
An informative and detailed report back by Prof Marie Friedel on the first Belgian Perinatal Palliative Care Conference that took place in Brussels in November 2015.
Associate Professor Jennifer Philip is the Co-Deputy Director, Centre for Palliative Care and Deputy Director of Palliative Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital. In this article, originally published in The Age, she highlights the many benefits that can flow from quality conversations about what matters, in life and as we face death.
A joint declaration to deliver better quality services for people with dementia – from diagnosis until death – was published this month by a range of government, health, social care and third sector organisations.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes new individuals to the organization’s Board of Directors and thanks those who are concluding service.