France – Reuters
France’s parliament will debate a bill on Tuesday allowing patients on the brink of death to stop treatment and enter a “deep sleep” until they die, a move some critics say amounts to euthanasia in disguise.
When Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, his parents took an unusual step. They turned their family’s tragedy into an interactive computer adventure.
US – Modern Healthcare
“It’s a great frustration if you take the time to talk to a patient and find out what they would want in certain circumstances, and note that in a directive, (but then) no one looks at it when a patient gets into those circumstances,” says Dr Nancy Girard.
US – Health Canal
A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Central Florida have determined that years after going into remission, many adult cancer survivors still encounter challenges arising from their disease and its treatment.
Inspired by a personal encounter, Sr Jane Frances Nakafeero re-initiated palliative care services in May 2013 at St Francis Naggalama Hospital on her appointment as Hospital Administrator.
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Richard Newton, a specialist correspondent with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has committed to run the London Marathon this year to raise funds for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.
An innovative program offered to medical students at the University of New England is helping them gain a better understanding of death and dying.