World Media Roundup – 6 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Supreme Court preparing landmark ruling on euthanasia and assisted suicide

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.

Israelis must not stop fighting for physician-assisted suicide

Haaretz
“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.

Partnership gives hospice care to homeless

US – UT Sandiego
Article about the Alpha Project for the Homeless, which helps secure end of life care for homeless hospice clients.

Dying and profits: the evolution of hospice

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

Digital Journal
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.

Change the course of history… for you and your loved ones

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.”

Ask the expert: How do we tell our children their dad is dying?

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.