Dramatic advances in communication with people in a minimally conscious state have provoked questions central to our ideas about what makes life worth living.
Article on the impact a terminal diagnosis has on individuals and their families.
India- IBN Live
An examination of the history and cultural context of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in India.
Belarus – BelTA
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has allocated €15,000 as humanitarian aid to the Belarusian Children’s Hospice.
Quality of life and patient satisfaction generally were improved with a palliative care intervention, a randomised trial has found.
All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
Anyone in Ireland living with a serious or progressive medical condition, or who cares for/has cared for someone with such a condition, are invited to complete the ‘Let’s Talk About’ survey which aims to find out about the real experience of someone with a medical condition that is unlikely to be cured.
Interview with Candy Chang, who became internationally known after she put together a public art project asking people passing by an abandoned house to use a piece of chalk and on a wall complete this sentence: “Before I Die…”
The New Old Age blog
With ‘Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,’ filmmaker, Edgar Barens has taken on what are probably America’s two least favorite subjects: prisons and death.
US- The Diamond Back
The three university sophomores are creating a documentary that focuses on hospice care — telling the stories of patients, relatives, hospital workers and, most prominently, volunteers — in an effort to draw volunteers and awareness to hospice programs.
Ragnhild Green Helgås, Executive Officer, Department of Oncology, European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC), St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway, gives some good reasons for attending the EAPC congress.
BMJ Palliative and Supportive care
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations have been published ahead of the UK’s 10th Palliative Care Congress in March.
After recent personal experiences, writer and author, Emma Grey, outlines six important aspects she learnt about life from attending a funeral.
The Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) has urged all governments to ensure palliative care for all those who need it, and appealed to the Government of Belgium to reconsider its recent decision to permit euthanasia for children.