Canada – CBC News
The head of the Quebec-based doctors’ coalition that contested the provincial law that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medical help says the government needs to do more to provide care for its most vulnerable citizens — rather than help them die.
UK – The Guardian
Six women at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, south-east London, reflect on life, birth and motherhood. The footage is part of Birth: Origins at the End of Life, a film by artist Whitney McVeigh in collaboration with Pulse Films.
US – Medical Xpress
The New York Times published an essay by Dawn M Goss this summer in which she encouraged doctors to find out what their patients’ end of life wishes are.
UK – The Independent
The Independent speaks to Ruth Kennedy, founder of Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, which is named after her son who died of a brain tumour at the age of four in 2008.
US – Medscape
In recent years, evidence has grown for using palliative care early in cancer patients, but it is still not incorporated as much as it should be. At the 2015 European Cancer Congress, clinicians discussed some of the challenges to integrating palliative care into oncology care.
Canada – National Post
There is only one form of medical treatment that can accurately be described as “medical aid in dying”, and that is palliative care, writes Barbara Kay.
UK – Third Sector News
The local infrastructure body Navca has called for the proposed reforms of fundraising regulation to be put on hold until small charities have been consulted.
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Julie De Meulemeester, a Health Sciences Student, describes observing the wonderful therapeutic value of play for children undergoing treatment for cancer at the BSMMU hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Healthcare workers across Australia have the opportunity to further their palliative care training with new courses focussing on mental health being offered through Charles Sturt University next year.
Earlier this year, Joanne Callinan from the Milford Care Centre in Limerick, Ireland, visited a number of UK organisations involved in delivering e-learning courses to help inform the future development of online learning at Milford Care Centre. Here she tell us more.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its guideline on transition from inpatient hospital settings to community care for adults with social care needs.
Today, the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council welcomes the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association as the newest member of the medical cannabis industry’s first Patient Advisory Committee.