UK – BBC News
The UK’s care system for dying patients with terminal illnesses is lacking and needs a major overhaul, says report.
Canada – National Post
The average person generates $14,000 in healthcare costs during the last 30 days of his or her life, often receiving high-impact hospital treatment that may only make their passing more difficult, concludes a new Canadian study.
USA – Internal Medicine News
Palliative surgery can alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for patients dying from advanced cancers, without compromising performance status, a study showed.
People are being encouraged to talk about their experiences of palliative care – both good and bad – as part of a new campaign.
Australian Medical Association
The AMA has today released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.
Caring for patients at the end of life stage is a task that requires not only the consideration of the patient as a whole but also an understanding of the social, family, economic, institutional and most recently legal circumstances that surround patient care.
On April 7, we recognized the 6.1 million employed Canadians who must balance work and caregiving responsibilities day by day, hour by hour, over a number of years.