US – St Peter Herald
Death is often a taboo subject in our society, but since death is inevitable, it is something everyone needs to talk about and plan for even if you are young and in good health. If you wait to talk about end-of-life wishes until you or a loved one are in a crisis situation, it may be too late.
US – Contra Costa Times
I have seen dozens of patients connected to feeding tubes, catheters and life-sustaining machines. Many begged me to help them end their unbearable suffering.
India – Deccan Chronicle
As more than 60 per cent of cancer cases are detected during the advanced stages, failure of treatment is common.
ehospice international children’s edition
This year, for the first time Richard House Children’s Hospice will participate in the UK’s National Garden Scheme and will open its garden to the public.
ehospice South Africa
During the month of March, the Communications team from HPCA embarked on a three day trip to Durban with the plan to visit and cover seven hospices during the duration of their stay.
Zoe Byrne and Clair Sadler write for ehospice about a new volunteering programme at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher which sees young people taking on patient-facing roles in the hospice’s inpatient unit.
On Thursday March 31, 2016, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a report on the use and misuse of hospice inpatient care in the Medicare Hospice Benefit.