The ‘surprise’ question in advanced cancer patients. A prospective study among general practitioners
Prof Guido Biasco, Academy of Sciences of Palliative Medicine, Bentivoglio, Bologna, and Dr Giulia Galli, ‘Giorgio Prodi’ Center for Cancer Research, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, on their research.
US – Health Affairs Blog
Support for family caregivers has largely been absent from policy discussions of palliative care, which focus on professional, clinical, regulatory, and financial issues.
US – Interim HealthCare
Simply making palliative care easy to access for patients who need it may increase usage rates and effectiveness.
US – GenConnect
Interview with Director of CAPC, Diane E. Meier, MD, to discuss how palliative care can benefit patients dealing with serious illness.
The New Indian Express
Collector M G Rajamanickam inaugurated ‘Jeevan Jyothi Palliative Home Care’ unit in Govt Medical College Ernakulam on Tuesday.
In an editorial in the British Medical Journal, the editors argue that people should be able to exercise choice over their lives, including how and when they die.
Ireland – The journal
The Irish Hospice Foundation has called for the HSE to extend the eligibility period of the emergency medical card for people who are approaching the end of life.
Health Day News
With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America’s baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns.
ehospice International children’s edition
A review of Children’s Hospice Week, an annual event in the UK that aims to raise awareness and funds for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children’s hospices, that support them.
Dr Naheed Dosani writes about a new pilot program to provide palliative care to patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed.
Harvey Max Chochinov, an international leader in the field of palliative care, has been recognised for his lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree.
Zena Bernacca, the former CEO of Hospice Africa Uganda writes about her interaction with Frank.