US – The Week
The right of an ill patient to receive help dying remains contentious, with courts around the world still debating the issue more than 70 years after Switzerland became the first country to decriminalize physician-assisted suicide.
UK – Blackburhnews
Lambton College is launching an online palliative care program this fall.
US – Medscape
Demoralization is becoming increasingly recognized in the palliative care setting as a clinical problem that requires assessment and treatment. Prevalence rates range from 13% to 18% in patients with progressive diseases such as cancer.
US – The Daily Beast
Thanks in part to home palliative care; my mom was able to pass away peacefully at home, surrounded by family.
Japan – Japan Today
Longevity is a gift. Sixty years ago in Japan, life expectancy at birth was 50; now it’s over 80, and rising – to what? A hundred? Two hundred? Maybe one day we’ll live forever.
Karen Griffiths has been appointed CEO at Lindsey Lodge, following the retirement of Alison Tindall, who set up and led the hospice for nearly 30 years.
People Magazine’s website recently featured an exclusive article on the INN Between, a hospice caring for the homeless Utah’s Salt Lake City.