UK – The Guardian
Including end-of-life care is ‘inappropriate’, says charity as it joins GPs in opposing proposals to widen charging regime.
UK – BBC
BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has finished the chemotherapy stage of her breast cancer treatment. She describes her emotional reaction to the end of her final cycle.
Tahlia Newland Blog
‘Awake at the Bedside’, edited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast, is an excellent collection of articles, stories and poems on the topic of contemplative palliative and end of life care.
Australia – ABC News
Ms De Groot is part of a Tasmania-first program partnering high school students with palliative care patients through Calvary Hospital Hobart and Palliative Care Tasmania.
India – Hindustan Times
Patients like Javed need a rehabilitation facility or a robust home-based care, which his family — his father Mohammed Akhtar is a garment embroiderer — cannot afford.
A recently released study by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) suggests that, rather than increasing the number of residential care beds, governments should expand community-based care to help seniors remain in their homes.
Death is inevitable for all of us. It will come. The only option is to try to control, in some way, how we die, writes Anna McCabe who is raising awareness of completing an Advance Healthcare Directive.