Canada – CBC News
After coming under fire for a policy that requires patients who want an assisted death to be transferred out of its palliative care unit, the McGill University Health Centre will offer a clarification regarding the rule this afternoon.
US – Medscape
Novel drugs that reflect the recently discovered underlying mechanisms of body mass and muscle loss in cancer are required if clinicians are to have an impact on outcomes, say experts in palliative care.
UK – Berwick Advertiser
An innovative scheme is offering to take terminally-ill patients to the place they want to die.
Trinidad and Tobago – Newsday
Reema Carmona, wife of the country’s President has revealed her personal pain at losing her father to cancer as she made the point of how vital it is that terminally-ill patients be afforded comfort and dignity within which to spend their final days. Her personal insights came as she gave the feature address at a recent Afternoon Tea Party at the Hyatt Regency to raise funds for Vitas House, of which she is Patron.
US – Healio
Patients with advanced HF who viewed a video outlining various levels of end-of-life care were more likely to choose care that stressed comfort over more invasive care that could prolong life, according to a study published in Circulation.
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Dr Henry Sunpath has been the Clinical Head of Internal Medicine and Consultant in HIV Medicine at McCord Hospital since 2002. He has been in The South African ARV Resistance Cohort Study since 2004 and has many publications in peer reviewed journals.