Developing a more compassionate community: Dr Kathleen McLoughlin is honoured for her work in palliative care
Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Compassionate Communities Project Co-ordinator, Milford Care Centre, Ireland, talks to EAPC Board member Irene Murphy about her work in palliative care, which led to her recent award of CMG Irish Healthcare Person of the Year 2014.
Canada – CBC News
Article on palliative sedation, which is fraught with controversy among doctors around the world.
US- Connect ONS
A new study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has investigated how palliative chemotherapy affects aspects of patients’ care in the final weeks.
US- LA Times
A coalition of Los Angeles-area healthcare providers are to endorse some groundbreaking guidelines designed to help patients take more control over their final months, weeks and days.
Australia- The Sydney Morning Herald
“I will not accept dying at the end of a morphine drip in a drugged state. It would not benefit my family, my friends or me,” writes Peter Short.
The New York Times – The New Old Age blog
Blog about the attitudes of doctors towards advance directives and end of life care.
“When doctors tweet about oncology, they tweet about breast cancer,” writes Brian Reid.
Across the ehospice editions today we are exploring the issue of integrating palliative care. UK editor, Rosie Brown, reflects on bringing the conversation into the community.
Palliative care is one of the many topics to be discussed in this year’s Kenya Cancer Research and Control National Stakeholder Meeting.
ehospice International children’s edition
An honest look at the role that social media can play in facilitating the grief process of parents and family members on losing a beloved child.