US – Health Leaders Media
Study shows that families of patients with chronic critical illnesses saw little benefit from meetings led by palliative care specialists, and higher symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder compared to families that met with standard ICU teams.
India – Deccan Herald
If the state government approves the Palliative Care Policy, essential narcotic drugs will be available even at primary health centres to treat patients suffering from end-stage diseases.
China – Sixth Tone
In China there is a traditional belief that dying people bring bad luck.
Uganda – All Africa
Kampala — The patients, Mary Birungi and Mary Gahoire, from Mbarara and Hoima districts respectively, were the first in a group of seven that Hospice Africa took to the Aga Khan hospital for treatment.
Philippines – Inquirer.net
President Duterte is waging a hard-line just-kill-them-all war on drugs at a time when the rest of the world already knows the truth about such a strategy: It doesn’t work.
India – The Hindu
On July 16, a gathering of doctors, academicians, lawyers and intellectuals at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) discussed euthanasia, medically-assisted death, in the light of the central government’s draft bill on passive euthanasia, which is going through the public consultation process.
UK – Barchester
Talking about ageing is an unpopular topic of conversation for many older adults, new research suggests.
US – BR now.org
Some California hospitals are opting out of the state’s new assisted suicide law allowing qualifying adults with a terminal illness to request a lethal drug from their doctor.
Malta – Malta Today
What was clearly intended as a maxim to illustrate the unpredictability of life, actually illustrates the clean opposite
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As we conclude our Hospice Visits at Boland Hospice, we meet a remarkable woman who displays a heart of gold when it comes to people.
Children’s hospices from across London and Essex have taken part in an eye-catching art exhibition at Haven House Children’s Hospice.