Canada – The Globe and Mail
Only a small number of palliative-care patients in Ontario will be affected by the province’s plan to stop paying for high-dose opioid medications under its public drug programs, a new study shows.
US – South Coast Register
It’s something that will happen to all of us but not many people know how to talk about death and dying.
US – JDSUPRA Business Advisor
As adult-children, sisters, brothers, and friends, chances are you may be asked to be surrogate for a loved one at some point in your life. If not, someone probably will ask you to weigh in on what to do when medicine can neither comfort nor cure.
US – McKnight’s
The human rights advocate Jonathan Mann wrote, “Damage to human dignity may have more serious adverse effects on physical, social, and mental well-being than infectious disease.” (Horton, 2004, p. 1084)
Canada – Lifesite News
So it seems that suicide is now a medical service, and the debate in Canada has come and gone with barely a whisper. With the exception of a few newspaper columnists fretting here or there, the debate seems to have subsided before it really began.
The communications teams at Keech Hospice Care and Shooting Star Chase and Zoe Byrne, volunteer development manager at Princess Alice Hospice, have been shortlisted for this year’s Third Sector Awards.
On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule (CMS-1652-F) that updates fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries