US – Science Daily
Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression symptoms, according to a study.
UK – BT.com
People nearing the end of their life are to have round-the-clock access to palliative care experts under plans to help tackle variations in care.
US – CSU
The agenda for “Engaging the Next Generation” The First National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research has been framed to escort faculty attendees through a progression of stories, suggestions, and skills to incorporate palliative care concepts into their teaching and research agendas.
Singapore – Asia One
One of the difficulties I face as a geriatrician is the sense of helplessness in addressing the challenges experienced by my patients living with dementia.
US – ABC News
Even though patient Garrett Lambert is in an isolation room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, meaning visitors must don masks and gowns to enter, music therapist Holly Mentzer’s harp makes the enclosed room feel like a serene, welcoming space as she and Lambert harmonize.
India – Deccan Chronicle
Cancer patients Madhavi (17) from Chittoor and Jyoti (20) from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Suman Das (19) from Malda, West Bengal who suffered a severe spinal cord injury, have something in common, either they or their family have asked permission from the government for administering active euthanasia this year.
ehospice International Children’s
The Telegraph recently published an article about a new guidance that talks about the importance of physical contact when caring for children.
ehospice South Africa
On 29 May Chaeli Mycroft and Anita Engelbrecht became the first wheelchair athletes to successfully participate and complete the gruelling Comrades Marathon as part of a jogger team.
This afternoon the government has published its long-awaited response to the Choice Review, outlining plans to ensure high quality, compassionate care for everyone at the end of life.
As part of its Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created new materials for families of children with serious illnesses.