Australia – Central Western Daily
Orange’s Push for Palliative committee members say they have been overwhelmed by the response to a petition in the community during Palliative Care Week last week with 2500 signatures collected in eight hours.
US – Pacific Business News
Islands Hospice is expanding its Maui care services by opening its first inpatient facility on the Valley Isle in July.
UK – The Conversation
People think that making a decision to have palliative care or to go into a hospice will lead to the patient dying sooner. But the opposite is at least sometimes the case.
US – Reuters
The California Senate approved a physician-assisted suicide bill on Thursday that would allow some terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their lives, even as opponents criticized the bill as dangerous.
France – BBC News
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the decision of a court in France to allow a paralysed man to be taken off life support.
A report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International has revealed that the majority of people living with dementia are women, while caregivers and health professionals dealing with the disease are also predominantly female.
Why are doctors not having the necessary conversations with terminally ill patients?
Visiting Nurse Associations of America was awarded DecisionHealth’s Case in Point Platinum Award for it’s Blueprint for End of Life Care.