Ireland – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The palliative care competence framework, published by the Irish Health Care Executive, has a chapter dedicated to physiotherapy.
Professor Kathy Eagar, director, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia, explains the background to her article that has been selected as this month’s Editor’s Choice in the journal, Palliative Medicine.
Seven wheelchair-bound people and twenty-five volunteers represented Pallium India in ‘Run Kerala Run’ on January 20 at Trivandrum, an event organized in support of National Games Kerala 2015.
Before starting medical school, James Downar believed that doctors have a moral duty not to let patients die without doing everything to keep them alive. Then he started to experience how lives actually ended
Prescribing the End of Life Conversation: is saving the life of a terminal patient always the best medicine?
In recent years, end of life care in the United States has garnered significant attention, mostly because of cost concerns and the overall impact those costs can have on the health care system. But underlying these financial questions is the broader philosophical consideration of choosing end of life treatment options that match your goals and values.
UK – The Guardian
“Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die.”
A national campaign advocating state right-to-die legislation kicked off Wednesday in Sacramento with the introduction of the California End of Life Option Act, modeled after Oregon’s 1994 law allowing doctors to aid terminally ill adults who want to end their lives.
Canada –The Star
The 11 year old died Monday, nearly a year after abandoning conventional treatment for leukaemia. Oncologists disagree with the family’s contention that chemo a year ago caused a fatal stroke.
The business of death has become highly lucrative as the cost of dying rises in cities across the world. So what place is there for tomorrow’s dead – and does new technology offer a better solution?
Thailand – The Sun Daily
“Residents of Lang Nern do not want Glory Hut Foundation to bring people with AIDS to live in this community”, reads the white banner that went up last month after villagers voted to evict the hospice.
As the oldest and largest organization leading the way in hospice and palliative care in the US, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce a new consulting service called NHPCO Edge.
Hospices can help transform end of life care through partnerships with hospitals, care homes and other organisations, writes Hospice UK Chairman Michael Howard.