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“More people dying in the hospital, often in an intensive care unit on a ventilator or feeding tube; more doctor visits leading to tests, treatments, and drug prescriptions; and more money being spent by the government, private insurers and patients themselves.”
Frank Henderson has about two weeks to live due to cancer. And rather than retreat into a dark room to die – he wrote a bucket list. On it? Celebrating his last Christmas, a little early.
As many as 1.4 million people could be infected with Ebola by mid-January 2015 if efforts to quarantine the epidemic aren’t taken immediately, according to predictive models released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported, says the World Health Organization.
Longer hours worked by nurses to help save hospitals money is hitting safety and patient care, according to a large international survey of nurses.
The Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen T.D., has presented a cheque of €5,000 to Clare Doctors Frank and Patricia Hassett of Jinga Hospice in Uganda.
Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatric palliative care, Philly Smith wrote for ehospice on the importance of memories and mementos for the families these children leave behind – and how Bear Cottage helps make them real.
“Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice” continues to debunk common misconceptions of hospice and releases second national Public Service Announcement.