Ireland – The Irish Times
The relatively recent phenomenon of ageing prison populations brings unique healthcare challenges for prison services worldwide. These include accommodating the needs of frail older prisoners and the provision of end-of-life care.
Canada – CBC News
The McGill University Health Centre is reconsidering a policy that requires patients seeking a doctor-assisted death to transfer out of its palliative care unit.
US – JAMA
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has developed pediatric palliative care informational materials for families of children with serious illnesses. The fact sheet, family stories, and resource card highlighting support services are designed to assist families of seriously ill pediatric patients with palliative care planning and decision making.
Australia – The Australian
Elderly people dying in hospitals spend their final weeks and months tormented by a barrage of pointless, expensive and harrowing procedures, say researchers.
UK – BBC
Controlling the immune response of people dying from cancer might help save them from pain, fatigue and loss of appetite, according to researchers.
New Zealand – NzDoctors
Compassion is something clinicians genuinely try to embody, however it’s one area where patients are continually dissatisfied, says a Canadian researcher.
Namibia – The Namibian
Auguste Ndahambelela Nghiwilepo, an innocent four-year-old girl, has lost sight because of cancer, but she is refusing to let go of her warm smile.
ehospice South Africa
It was only a six months into their relationship that Zanelle Mphikwa was diagnosed with urethral and bladder cancer.
An end of life care coordination centre based at Royal Trinity Hospice and the care director at St Richard’s Hospice are both shortlisted in this year’s Nursing Times Awards.