Australia – AFP Global Health
Due to the changing demographics of ageing and death in Australia, general practitioners (GPs) are caring for greater numbers of people with advanced chronic conditions that will soon lead to death. GPs play a pivotal role in proactively preparing these people for end of life.
Serbia – End of Life Matters
Belhospice, Serbia’s only palliative care charity, is striving to ensure terminally-ill patients, and their families, are not left to face death alone.
US – The Huffington Post
Just as he shed light on the human mind and soul over the course of his celebrated career, the neurologist and writer Dr. Oliver Sacks gave us profound insights in his final year into the most universal of human experiences: dying.
Ireland – The Irish News
A Derry-based project is challenging communities to take a proactive approach to supporting people nearing the ends of their lives.
US – MedScape News
New American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines addressing diabetes management in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities emphasize treatment simplification, avoidance of hypoglycemia, and the need to reassess therapeutic goals for patients who are nearing the end of life.
US – The Guardian
After her husband fell ill with Parkinson’s, Rehm was criticized for attending right-to-die fundraisers. Now she has written an intimate memoir about his death.
US – The New York Times
One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side, as he described a recent dream. Mr. Majors had end-stage bladder cancer and was in renal failure.
Malaysia – The Malay Mail Online
Perhaps a thought should be spared for the many thousands who are currently dealing with cancer. What about their needs?
The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) published its 2014-15 annual report, highlighting landmark achievements and partnership opportunities.
Melbourne students offer profound insights into the opportunity for living that can occur in the lead-up to death, in a film launched today.