Canada – National Post
After a hearing in October, the Supreme Court of Canada is preparing to issue a landmark ruling on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, marking the first time the top court has addressed the issue since 1993.
“There is no principle or belief that can coerce a person to continue to suffer without hope,” writes Avinoam Reches, chairman of the ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association.
US – UT Sandiego
Article about the Alpha Project for the Homeless, which helps secure end of life care for homeless hospice clients.
US – The Washington Post
A Washington Post analysis of US hospice records indicates that, as those companies transformed a movement once dominated by community and religious organizations into a $17 billion industry, patient care suffered along the way.
And then there was one: after losing husband with no plan for dying, US woman releases ground-breaking workbook for end of life planning
After losing her husband, Charlotte Fox wrote ‘And then there was one’, which provides practical step-by-step guidance to planning for life’s one surefire certainty.
The Huffington Post blog
“Planning for a life well-lived includes planning for a good death. The alternative is to wait as if ‘that day’ will never come.”
The Irish Times
Social worker Dr John Sharry offers advice to parents on how to talk to their children when one parent is terminally-ill.