US – Medscape
Keeping older patients moving during their hospital stay helps prevent clinically significant declines in community mobility after discharge, results from a randomized controlled trial show.
Canada – Vancouver Sun
A deadline looms for the Canadian government to change our law on physician-assisted suicide. So it’s no surprise that this method of dying, with its deep, polarizing moral questions, is grabbing the headlines.
US – Medscape
Advanced cancer produces multiple symptoms as patients progress through their disease trajectory. Identifying, measuring, and providing therapy for uncontrolled symptoms becomes important because disease-altering therapies may be no longer possible. This article reviews current management strategies of these symptoms.
UK – The Guardian
The first death on the ward turned me into an emotional wreck and left me in tears. I had to remind myself that I’m only human.
Uganda – New Vision
Hospice Africa Uganda is appealing for accommodation for its cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment in the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi.
ehospice International Children’s edition
At Together for Short Lives’ Midsummer Ball on Wednesday, guests watched a compelling new animation about the reality of caring for a child with a complex and unpredictable life-shortening condition and how this changes family life.
Making sure everyone has access to end-of-life care no matter where they live is one of the key goals of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s new strategic plan.
The CDC National Center for Health Statistics crude and age-adjusted death rates for all causes: 2014- Quarter 4, 2015.