The Jerusalem Post
Prof. Nathan Cherny, veteran oncologist and head of palliative medicine at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical center, says cancer pain should be obsolete.
Australia- Courier Mail
The Australian Medical Association will today call for a “mature debate” about death by revealing that some patients are prescribed costly drugs that only prolong life by a few weeks but leave patients with serious side-effects.
Heroic medical procedures can leave us in a limbo between life and accepting what’s beyond.
It’s a situation no one wants to be in: staring at the serene face of a loved one as doctors discuss ventilators, feeding tubes and EEG results, wondering whether this is what your mom or brother or spouse really would have wanted.
Hospices of Hope was preparing to open the first ever in-patient teaching hospice in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, offering free care to those suffering from advanced cancer.
The Swazi Observer
The impact of death in our society is easily underestimated.
UK – Wales Online
A ceremony has been held for Anthony Packer at the Marie Curie hospice in Penarth, where he is being cared for as his copes with cancer.
One last new year’s resolution: become an advocate for better health care for older adults and those with serious illness
So you have been working hard to keep your new year’s resolutions. Why not add one more resolution this year to engage in advocacy and advance health policy solutions that will improve care for older patients with serious illness?
Death with Dignity National Centre blog
As people’s lives become even more entwined with digital media, access to and control over the digital accounts and related content of deceased persons has taken on greater significance.
Rinty Kintu-Plukkel, Project Coordinator at Hospice Tororo in Uganda, writes for ehospice about coming to terms with both the suffering and the beauty of working in palliative care.