US – Reuters
Despite potential risks and limited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancers toward the end of their lives, according to a new study.
Australia – The Sidney Morning Herald
Doctors are calling for Australians with pacemakers to write clear instructions about the circumstances in which they would like them switched off in case they want doctors to help them die at some point in the future.
Canada – CBC News
The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids.
Grieg Trout, double cancer survivor and founder of ideas website ‘101 Things to Do When You Survive’, is determined to shine an inspiring light.
“As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?”
Should adults be concerned about how much death appears in teen books? Not at all, argues YA author Rupert Wallis, in fact, they could learn a lot about life and death by reading them too.
Savana Agustine is undertaking a doctorate that explores the provision and understanding of palliative care among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in rural Australia.
Caroline and Annabelle Singer, 74, each have stage three ovarian cancer, and are facing the disease together at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Author Gayle Huntress shares her personal experience with hospice and the work that inspired her to write ‘Beyond Words’.