Mexico – Al Jazeera
In Mixtec, the elderly population is largely alone as younger family members leave to seek opportunities.
UK – The Guardian
Doctors use data and experience to give their best prognoses for fatal illnesses – but patients can live for months or even years. Here, consultant Jules Montague explains why.
US – Miami Herald
A stark reality facing children with life-threatening illness, their families and those caring for them is that despite incredible advances in science and technology, medical care has limitations. Yet we have the ability to provide pain and symptom management to facilitate certain goals of care.
New Zealand – TVNZ
A leading palliative care doctor says a possible decision by a judge to allow euthanasia would have a ripple effect and would break her heart.
UK – Glasgow Evening Times
People with long term illnesses need to talk to family about dying to help improve palliative care MSPs have heard.
US – Nashville Business Journal
Aspire Health, the palliative care startup co-founded two years ago by former Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, has raised $15 million in a Series C funding round.
The Minimum Data Set for Specialist Palliative Care (MDS) for 2013-14 shows that the average number of patients per service has risen for all specialist palliative care settings and service types since 2008.
ehospice International Children’s
A study published online on 15 May 2015 by PubMed and carried out in France reveals a clear need for the training of perinatal professionals in perinatal palliative care and for the standardisation of practices in the field.
The Flinders University-based Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) has welcomed the launch of the enhanced Australian Clinical Trials website.
The May 2015 E-journal from NHPCO’s Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services is a continuation of the topic ‘Advance Planning in Pediatric Hospice/Palliative Care’.