US – The New York Times
The idea of paying doctors to talk to patients about end of life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.
Pallium India newsletter
Pallium India’s Information Centre was formally inaugurated by the Health Minister of Kerala on 29 August 2014 at Pallium India premises in Trivandrum.
Pallium India has joined local groups in conducting three training programs on end of life care for volunteers in Kerala.
The Netherlands – BioEdge
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.
US – HealthDay News
The factors associated with late admission to hospice, for patients with cancer, have been identified, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has created a medical app called PediPain, that focuses on the medications used to manage pain in children.
US – PR Web
The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is the nation’s first palliative teaching hospital with an Olympic-sized, heated outdoor pool available to hospice family members, staff and local residents.
“Palliative care might be one of the most compassionate fields in medicine, pure in its intentions to relieve suffering and to promote dignity in its patients.”
The documentary ‘A Will for the Woods’ follows Clark Wang as he prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.
The New York Times
“One of the most striking things that Alzheimer’s has revealed is the strength of my parents’ marriage, even as it alters their relationship forever.”
Healthcare workers on an introduction to paediatric palliative care training course have said the training has improved their perception towards children with life limiting illnesses.
Today marks the start to Dementia Awareness Month and Alzheimer’s Australia, in keeping with its aim of creating dementia friendly communities, has launched a video where three Australians discuss what it means to live with the disease.
Lucy Watts writes about how she copes day-to-day living with a life-limiting condition and the importance of having someone to talk to.