UK – BBC
Sarah Young remembers being told the devastating news that nothing more could be done for her five-year-old son, Ollie.
US – Deseret News
Efforts are being made on several fronts to foster conversations between doctors and patients on end-of-life care.
UK – The Telegraph
One of Clare Gerada’s earliest memories is sitting on the stairs, watching patients file in to see her father, the local GP.
US – Buffalo News
A recent Viewpoints article by Dr. Robert Milch, a palliative care doctor, urged the legalization of physician aid-in-dying. Milch believes that the solution to suffering is to end the life of the sufferer. Embracing such a belief system is an inherent conflict of interest for any physician.
US – Healthline
The case of 5-year-old Julianna Snow spotlights the dilemma facing parents and doctors when a child with a terminal illness no longer wants to live.
UK – Mail Online
Health professionals should not be afraid to cuddle and comfort dying children, new draft guidelines from the NHS watchdog have said.
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Together for Short Lives has today launched a new guide to support young people with life-threatening conditions as they transition to adult services.
Thousands of people living with lung disease COPD in Ireland have been given access to a dedicated adviceline. COPD Support Ireland announced the launch of the new National COPD Adviceline today (Friday 1st July).
Have you ever suffered from pain? Millions of patients visit hospitals globally due to pain.
Public trust in charities has dropped to 5.7 out of 10 – its lowest point since monitoring began in 2005 – according to a new Charity Commission report.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is thrilled to release a video translated in Mandarin highlighting how hospice care can help patients and families navigate end-of-life challenges.