UK – The Telegraph
As many as 40,000 patients a year are having “do not resuscitate orders” secretly imposed on them without their families ever being told, it can be disclosed.
US – Cumbria Crack
Patients who are nearing the end of their life can now be referred electronically to and from hospices across Cumbria & Lancashire. In situations where time is often even more precious, electronic referrals allow for patients to be referred into the most suitable specialist care more quickly. Previously, patients were referred through hand written faxed documents which were time consuming to prepare and often difficult to read.
Ghana – Accra FM
The current shortage of morphine in the country’s hospitals has affected treatment given to majority of cancer and AIDS patients, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh has revealed.
Canada – Stcatharines standard
For the wife and daughters of Peter Marcus, who passed away on May 4, 2014, the first step of their journey began the moment they learned he had a terminal illness.
US – McKnight’s
Amid growing media attention and, active discussions surrounding new recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Prevention, which strongly advise against the use of opioids for the routine management of chronic pain – providers in end-of-life care call for special attention to the exception-to-rule for cancer patients under active treatment, patients receiving palliative care, and those in hospice care.
US – Arizona State University
Erin Kube, who has completed the doctorate in counseling psychology, is being recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student for 2016 in the College of Letters and Sciences.
US – New York Times
Consistent with the long American tradition of avoiding the real issues when it comes to euphorigenic drugs, mandatory opioid training for physicians serves as another fantastic distraction but does not address the real problems.
Melinda Gabourny, CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. shares some thoughts about quality and key components to be evaluated as home care organizations address the increasingly important culture of care.
The essence of palliative care is the “human connection”, international expert Professor Philip Liben told delegates at the second international children’s palliative care conference.
We talk to Colin Burgess, chief executive at St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre and Hospice UK advisory council representative for the south east, as part of our series of interviews with different members of the advisory council.