US and Jamaica- The Crab Diaries
US physician, Miranda Fielding, writes about her recent visit to Hope Institute, a small cancer hospital run by the Jamaican Ministry of Health. Special thanks given to Dr Dingle Spence.
Australia- The Guardian
As Gough Whitlam’s attorney general, Kep Enderby was Australia’s first law officer. Today he and his wife keep his and hers jars of the banned drug Nembutal for the day they decide they want to die.
Canada- The Globe and Mail
When Larry Librach began practising medicine in 1970, few people would have understood the term palliative care. And if they understood it, they might have found the idea shocking.
The lead singer of the Scorpions rock band called a young Russian man with incurable cancer and sang to him after 5,000 Facebook users joined together to help the hospice patient’s most cherished dream become reality.
Canada- The Star
The Supreme Court decision in the Rasouli case has underscored the need to improve communication with families of terminally ill inpatients.
On October 14 the Palliative Care Council South Australia (PCCSA) recognised 10 individuals and teams for their efforts in delivering quality care at the end of life to people facing death and bereavement.
Dr Scott Wooder, President of the Ontario Medical Association, chatted with Ontarians on end of life care and advance care planning.