End of life studies blog
Article about the the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme in Ireland an a recent analysis of the programme.
US – NHPCO
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has published a free worksheet to help patients and families to choose a hospice.
US – Health Data Management
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is creating a survey for family members and close friends of patients who died in hospice care to assess the experiences the patient had during the care.
Article on the debate playing itself out in South Africa over the legality of euthanasia and the right to end life on one’s own terms.
A panel of experts discuss palliative care and whether barriers still exist that make the implementation of current guidelines and recommendations unrealistic.
Calico, Google’s new company launched in September, intends to gain better understanding of the human lifespan through research on illness and ageing.
Interview with Judy Bachrach on her new book ‘Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life After Death’.
“Thank you for trusting me when you didn’t want to trust a doctor. Thank you for letting me help you stay at home and live out your last days as you wanted them to be.”
Can ordinary people without a medical or nursing background care for a terminally ill relative at home right to the end? Adelaide-based Peter King says very definitely ‘yes’.
The International President of Médecins Sans Frontières has told UN member states that there was ‘little more than palliative care’ in response to the latest ebola crisis and that infected bodies are being left in the street to rot in Sierra Leone.
On 10 September the National Institute for Health Care Management is offering a free webinar on improving access to integrated palliative care.