The Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice have stated that as Belgium prepares to become the first country in the world to enact a law permitting euthanasia of children on February 13, 2014, the country will be in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Cancer Research UK
Global cancer death rates are more than 50 per cent higher in men than women, according to figures published today by Cancer Research UK.
Blog– It’s OK to die when you are prepared
If one were to plot a person’s life on a number line, then death would be nothing more than an infinitesimally thin point, nothing more than a nanosecond demarcation from one state of being to another state of being. So why is it that some of us fight death with our last full measure while others embrace it like a new born baby?
US– Ypsilanti Courier
Arbor Hospice and Arbor Palliative Care recognize the increased challenges to people with COPD associated with extremely cold weather and make several suggestions to patients and caregivers.
Trials have shown that mindfulness can increase calm and wellbeing, lead to better sleep and less physical pain.
US– Healthcare Intelligence Network
An infographic about patient experiences of palliative care from the US Healthcare Intelligence Network.
ehospice had the opportunity to interview Dr Sushma Bhatnagar. Dr Sushma, editor of Indian Journal of Palliative Care, is the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 21st International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care and she has been shouldering this responsibility for the fourth time.
ehospice South Africa
This article offers tips to help you cope with the grief you feel on or around Valentine’s Day as you attempt to deal with an already broken heart.
KPBS, the Public Broadcasting affiliate out of San Diego, featured a discussion on its Midday Edition program looking at the issue of physicians communicating with terminally ill patients.