US – Reflections by Doc Arnett
Poem by Dr H. Arnett, about an elderly patient at the end of her life.
UK – Romford Recorder
The daughter of a Second World War veteran is on a crusade to change laws that have seen him spend his life savings on end-of-life care.
Singapore – The Straits Times
It is abhorrent to contemplate the death of one’s parents, yet we have to do that, at some point. Talking about end-of-life issues is an essential part of preparing for that eventuality.
New Zealand – 3 News
Prime Minister John Key says the public care more about hospice care than they do about National’s alleged dirty tactics.
UK – HuffPost Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato, board certified music therapist, writes: “Is it depressing to work at hospice? As a music therapist specializing in hospice I’ve been asked this question many times before.”
Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, (IAHPC), reports on the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing held at the United Nations, New York, on July 29-August 1.