The Ministry of Public Health is to promote the establishment of a special unit for patients in the terminal stage at more than 10,000 hospitals nationwide, from January next year.
People receiving care from the palliative care unit at Pain and Palliative Care Society in Thiruvalla, Kerala, were the stars during the 12th annual day meeting of Pain and Palliative Care Society.
The Times of India
As the government announced its decision to move towards decriminalizing suicide, Lok Sabha MP A Sampath called for a debate on legalizing euthanasia.
Doctors need patient or family consent before stopping end of life treatment: new Ontario draft policy
Canada – National Post
Doctors must obtain the consent of patients or their families before deciding to turn off or withhold life-preserving treatments, Canada’s largest medical regulator says in a draft new policy that largely reshapes how end of life care is decided.
The Borneo Post
Last weekend, Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society held an activity camp for children receiving cancer treatment and their families.
US – JAMA Internal Medicine blog
In La Crosse, a city of about 50,000 people, around 90% of people have an advanced directive, compared to the national average of 30%.
New study assesses hospice use in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition.
ehospice international children’s edition
In ICPCN’s latest blog post, Lanise Shortell asks why medical professionals are still using the terminology ‘incompatible with life’ when describing children with life limiting conditions.