UK – BBC World Service
It’s something that will come to all of us. So why is it so hard to talk about death? Mike Williams meets a British doctor facing her own mortality and another in India who wrestles with telling her patients the bad news.
Canada – Toronto Star
A majority of Canadians back assisted dying, but in a recent survey most doctors said they wouldn’t help a patient end their life.
New Zealand Herald
Some West Coast District Health Board staff are worried Westport won’t have enough hospital and aged residential care beds.
US – Pacific Daily News
Seattle nursing specialist Robert Chapman on Thursday gave Guam Memorial Hospital nurses exclusive training on end of life care.
US – The Guardian
Eighty-five-year-old twins from Brooklyn are setting off on what they say will be their final voyage. Their plan to die at sea has an undeniable romance.
Progress in fighting cancer means the majority of Irish cancer patients will survive the disease for at least ten years.
Last year Lisi Pilgrem set up a group for those with an interest in social and therapeutic horticulture for palliative care to enable the sharing of ideas and best practice. Next month the group are holding their second study day and all are welcome.
A new edition of the pediatric hospice and palliative care e-journal produced by NHPCO’s Children’s Project on Hospice/Palliative Services in now available online.
ehospice International Children’s
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf will be discussing the important topic of pain management in children in the next #CPCDialog tweetchat.