US – The Atlantic
Some companies offer telephone counselling to patients approaching death – but where do their doctors fit in to the conversation?
Assisted suicide groups and palliative care experts in Switzerland say that recent dramatic headlines about a rise in “suicide tourism” have been greatly exaggerated.
The West Australian
An Albany pensioner who is the first person in Australia to be prosecuted for importing a euthanasia drug has pleaded guilty.
“The provocative issue of euthanasia is addressed with wisdom, sensitivity and a welcome strain of humor in The Farewell Party.”
European Palliative Care Research Centre
Blog by Kristin Ambacher, a medical student from Canada who is currently in Trondheim, Norway, as part of a research exchange.
Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for depression, new approach could transform care
Three papers published this week reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression.
The Wall Street Journal
“So far the nations with the funds and medical resources to help deal with the Ebola epidemic have offered only a trickle of aid.”
Love in Our Own Time, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tom Murray, has recently been released internationally, and is available for training and fundraising purposes.
After struggling to find a book to help explain death to her young son, Elke Barber decided to write one herself.