The lower house Bundestag was scheduled to discuss the issue of assisted suicide for more than four hours in what is known in German parliamentary procedure as a “Thursday debate,” in which lawmakers debate an issue a matter of principle.
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Interview with Diane E. Meier, MD, about what nurses need to know about quality palliative care programs, the impending changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how to engage patients in palliative care discussions.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to complete the development of That Dragon, Cancer (a video-game about a child with cancer) on Mac/PC/Steam as well as Ouya.
The Washington Post blog
The latest Consumer Reports takes on end of life care and recommends that families steer away from newer, for-profit hospices. But some experts say the influential magazine is mistaken to advise against for-profits.
We know deaths in families have a profound psychological impact. Why, then, do we expect grief to be a tidy process?
End of life studies blog
Derek Doyle, Honorary President of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, on the early days of palliative care.
Clinical trials of three new Ebola treatments are due to start next month in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières has announced.
Hundreds of staff claim government has yet to pay for risk allowances, putting an Ebola clinic at risk of shutdown.
Wall Street Journal
More than 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus disease, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, even as it suggested the spread of the disease in two of the hardest-hit countries was moderating.
ehospice International children’s edition
Barbara Gyura, President of Dóri House in Hungary, describes a recent visit to Rainbows Children’s Hospice in the UK where she and members of her staff got to see firsthand how a children’s hospice with a rich 20 year history operates.
Scholars from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics launch a curriculum for training diverse healthcare workers to apply palliative care principles to paediatric patients suffering from sickle cell disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The third edition of the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM) Master Formulary is now available.