US – Sky News
California’s governor has signed legislation that allows terminally ill people to legally end their lives.
Australia – ABC News
Palliative care services cut in South Australia’s south-east will be reinstated by the State Government following a hard-fought campaign by the local community.
World Health Organisation
Godfrey had been living with HIV since birth. His parents died long ago. But at the Sunflower Children’s Hospice in South Africa, health and palliative care providers gave Godfrey the support he needed to improve his quality of life and preserve his dignity up until his tragically early death.
South Africa – Daily News
Government health bosses are pushing for easier and wider access to painkilling morphine for terminally ill patients in South Africa.
US – McKnight’s
Black Medicare beneficiaries are far less likely to accept hospice care or prepare advanced care directives than their white counterparts, according to a new report fromKaiser Health News.
US – Huffington Post
Palliative care matters a lot. The evidence is clear that early integration of palliative care is associated with better quality of life for patients and families, increased days of living, better quality of life when in the dying process and reduced healthcare costs.
UK – Marie Curie blog
The number of people living with more than one serious and life-threatening condition will increase by a million by 2025, according to new analysis by the Royal College of GPs.
US – Huffington Post
There is no question that most people in our society are far from comfortable with the idea of death. In fact most of us avoid thinking or talking about the subject (particularly our own death) as if it won’t happen if we stay in denial.
India – The Hindu
Imagine having to wake up one day without the use of your arms or limbs. It is not a situation your imagination can prepare you for.
Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness has been bestowed an enormous honor by being named a Finalist in the 2015 Japan Prize.
US – PBS Newshour
For years, Ohman imagined the moments leading up to his father’s death a thousand times, but when he died, the tedium, alarm and pain were nothing like Ohman had envisioned.
Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has announced new rules for charity fundraising which aim to give more control and protection to donors.