Canada – CBC News
The Canadian Medical Association has awarded CBC Ottawa journalist Laurie Fagan for her reporting on palliative sedation.
Life Matters Media
Family physicians play a vital role in helping terminally ill patients to die in comfortable and familiar surroundings, according to new findings published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Healthcare advocacy professionals to offer guidance on palliative care and end of life at NAHAC national conference
US – PR Web
A featured session at the #NAHAC14 conference (30 October- 1 November) is ‘Finding the Words and Learning How to Have the Conversation: Palliative and End of Life Care’.
A new study suggests that even if people with Alzheimer’s quickly forget a visit or other event, the emotions tied to the experience may linger.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Abstract have been invited for the 2015 Annual Assembly, to be held in February in Philadelphia.
Commentary on the Institute of Medicine’s report ‘Dying in America – Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences near the End of Life’ by James C. Salwitz.
Clinical medicine is informed by a number of traditions: important among these are the learnings drawn from randomised clinical trials. But what of trials among terminally ill patients, receiving palliative care?
US and Canadian donors boosted their giving to nonprofit healthcare institutions to historically high levels of more than $10.7 billion, increasing annual donations by more than $380 million during the 2013 fiscal year.
ehospice South Africa
Close to 350 healthcare professionals and stakeholders from all across the province attended a two day summit in Bloemfontein which took place on the 29 and 30 September 2014.