Australia – The Mercury
Of the major issues of our time, none is more profoundly compelling than end of life decision-making.
US – Huffington Post
Talking about death is hard. Really hard. Studies show that most people, even in their later years, resist the notion of talking about dying. In fact, many media editors and news sites do not like featuring stories about end-of-life issues, viewing them as depressing.
Canada – The Globe and Mail
For Andrew Smith, a six-day stay in hospital got him thinking about life and death.
US – Science Codex
Death is a part of life for people over 95 years old, who mainly live day-to-day, concludes a rare study of attitudes to death and dying amongst the very old. The research, from the University of Cambridge and published today in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that this group is willing to discuss dying and their end-of-life care, but is seldom asked.
ehospice South Africa
HPCA hosted its first Death Café on 5th April ahead of Advance Healthcare Planning Day on 16 April and Hospice Week which falls between 1 and 8 May.
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and its affiliate organizations are honoring the hospice and palliative care volunteers who bring compassion, support and dignity to those facing a serious, life-limiting illness.