The International Caregiver
Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), on how palliative care helps patients and family carers.
American Cancer Society
A new American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor grant, awarded to Sean Morrison, will help build new programs that seek to speed the uptake of specialised palliative care.
David Orentlicher delves into changing legal climate for legalizing physician aid in dying in JAMA article
An article in JAMA traces the evolution of end of life law, from the Quinlan court’s recognition of the right to refuse life-sustaining treatment in 1976, to the current era.
Tree funerals, in addition to solving the land space problem, are also frugal and eco-friendly, according to proponents.
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks, the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy.
Although relatively unknown to past generations, cancer has become the second-highest cause of death in the Inuit population and is having a profound effect on patients, their families and communities.
Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, questions whether asking patients about social media use should be part of a holistic palliative care assessment, or whether this is none of physicians’ business?
National Healthcare Decisions Day, 16 April, is an annual day of national outreach to raise awareness of advance care planning and emphasise the importance of making your healthcare wishes known.
Healthcare professionals at the Somers Hospice House in Sebring, Florida, routinely ask patients and families, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”