Ireland – The Journal
A pop-up ‘death café’ will feature as part of an event planned for Dublin Castle later this summer.
US – Tech Times
The psychoactive drug MDMA – known as ecstasy in common parlance – may be illegal, but that may well be about to change as researchers test out the potential of the drug for alleviating anxiety in terminally ill people.
Australia – Media Net
A new consensus statement describing the essential elements for providing safe and high-quality care at the end of life has been endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers as the national approach to the delivery of end of life care in Australian hospitals.
Australia – ABC
Queensland’s first children’s hospice catering to terminally ill children and their families will offer a range of services, including a dedicated suite for end of life care, fee free.
UK – BBC News
MSPs have rejected the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill by 82 votes to 36 following a debate at Holyrood.
US – NJ Spotlight
Supporters see measure as step in broader effort to expand new field of medicine.
The Western New South Wales Health District’s Palliative Care and Chronic Care Services joined forces in the lead up to National Palliative Care Week, organising a two day conference, Dying to Know, in Dubbo on 21-22 May.
Innovative palliative care delivery models hold keys to high-quality care.
The Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness programme pioneered by John Taylor Hospice has now supported more than 200 people since its launch in 2011.