Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be emotionally devastating and increase the risk for development of a mental disorder, a new study has found.
US – Daily Herald
Article which highlights the value of videos, developed by two Harvard doctors, which help patients understand their medical options at the end of life.
Muiris Houston, the first doctor on the homecare team at St Francis Hospice, Dublin, on advance care planning and a new documentary, ‘Way to Go? Death and the Irish’, being broadcast tonight.
US – Reuters Health
Less than a quarter of patients with chronic kidney disease have a correct understanding of palliative and hospice care, researchers say.
Australia – Daily Telegraph
Bear Cottage nursing unit manager Narelle Martin has been nominated for a Pride of Australia Medal.
India – Tribune
Article by Dr Taranjit Singh on palliative care and “Active Total Care”.
Article on the importance of talking to family members and friends about what they’d want in the case of a life-threatening emergency.
Laura Middleton-Green, Lecturer and Researcher in Palliative and End of Life Care, writes about dying as a ‘liminal space’ – where death is certain but the timing is unknown.
A second team of pharmacist are attending training on palliative care in Nairobi.