US – Health Canal
Nearly one out of four older Americans say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, according to the latest issue of The Gerontological Society of America’s Public Policy & Aging Report.
UK – Health Canal
Media portrayals of cancer as a battle to be fought, and its focus on ‘brave fighters’ beating the odds, can lead to feelings of guilt and failure in people with a terminal diagnosis, according to research.
US – Wall Street Journal
Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end of life care.
A terminally ill woman whose right-to-die campaigning rekindled a debate across America has ended her own life.
“There is no one-size-fits-all algorithm for end of life care but there is a right answer – one that can be found in an open, honest, and on-going discussion between patients, their family members, and their physicians about their wishes should they become unable to make their own decisions.”
Second of two reviews of the inaugural 2014 Palliative Oncology conference, held last month.
PREPARE – an American online advance care planning tool – is now available in Spanish.
Ebola cases are continuing to rise “frighteningly quickly” in areas of Sierra Leone, an international campaign group has said.
A public appeal to help people affected by the Ebola crisis in West Africa has received £4 million in donations in its first two days, organisers have said.
Considerable evidence indicates that zombies do not receive optimal palliative or geriatric care…
A third of nurses have been unable to fulfil their patients’ dying wishes because they do not have enough time, according to a survey published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
The Australian Medical Association has welcomed the federal government’s announcement that it will overhaul workforce classification systems that have discouraged doctors from working outside major Australia cities.