The IAHPC has published the December issue of its monthly online newsletter.
David Oliviere, former Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK, and a former board member of the EAPC, continues a series of blog posts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EAPC.
US- Medical Xpress
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine looks at why many Americans still avoid completing an advance directive.
The Irish Times
Dr Paul D’Alton: “If we do not address the psychological challenges underpinning end of life in Ireland, our attempts to help our citizens to die well are at the very least compromised.”
A new website, which provides essential information to professionals who are supporting children and young people who have lost a loved one, has been launched.
Israel- The Jerusalem Post
Over the past eight years, the Dying Patient Law still has hardly been implemented due to technical and administrative problems and doctors’ ignorance of it.
While details of Mandela’s condition were not made public, there is much we can learn from his situation and apply to our own lives, especially if we have a loved one who is seriously or terminally unwell.
UK- FT Advisor
Aviva has scrapped an exclusion on its life insurance policies that prevented clients diagnosed with a terminal illness and given less than 12 months to live from claiming on a policy that had less than 18 months left to run.
UK- Daily Express
The Care Oncology Clinic, a private clinic in London, will take a new approach to treating all late stage cancers by using everyday drugs which were originally designed to combat other conditions.
US- The Huffington Post blog
“As the mother of a terminally-ill child, celebrating my daughter’s 4th birthday this year, on December 23rd, provides some unique challenges,” writes Maria Kefalas.
The Huffington Post blog
Nancy Brown writes about the death of her mother and offers advice on end of life care.
ehospice International children’s edition
This is the first in a series of four articles exploring the importance of strategic planning, business plan development and implementation, performance management and measurement and rewards and recognition.
The Final Word, a film by director Dan Mansour, delves into the lives of four Australians as they look back on their life through the prism of death.