Pakistan – Pakistan Observer
Brief discussion of palliative care by Pakistani author.
Canada – Times Colonist
Opinion piece against palliative care in the context of assisted dying.
US – Intention Radio
Radio interview with Dr Jessica Zitter, palliative care and ICU physician, talking about some of the issues facing families and healthcare workers at the end of life in the ICU setting.
Senegal – Borgen Magazine
Discussion of lack of pain management in Senegal.
Social Science Research Network
Article discussing the mechanics of bioethics mediation, its constituent parts and distinctive attributes. Using a case-study of an elderly patient with end-stage dementia and the question of whether a feeding tube should be placed, the authors discuss both the promise and practical limits of mediation in the end of life context.
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of death.
China – CCTV
An 11-year-old terminal cancer patient in Shenzhen made good on his pledge to donate his kidneys and liver to save lives. After the donation operation surgery, doctors bowed three times before his body as his mother watched in tears.