Pallium Canada blog
“Why is there so much resistance to the use of the “P” word – palliative? The truth is, palliative care might not be what many people think it is.”
US – The Atlantic
A 17-year old Connecticut girl is currently confined to a hospital room against her will and receiving life-saving treatment that she does not want.
US – Health Affairs blog
“Even when patients’ perspectives become known, few mechanisms exist to document and communicate them across settings of care and over time.”
The Huffington Post
“When the cancer community read the BMJ blog post ‘Cancer is the best death’ by Richard Smith, a doctor and former BMJ editor, it’s not surprising that it was met with a negative response.”
Slovenia – MMC RTV SLO
The Ljubljana University Medical Center (UKC) is investigating the first case of suspected euthanasia.
US – Radiolab podcast
Two years ago, a group of doctors did something unprecedented – they boycotted a cancer drug because, given the benefit, it cost too much. Following up on the story, Radiolab producer Molly Webster discovers this is far from your normal drug pricing story.
Do social media uploads, comments, blogs and videos provide rich opportunities for research or should we stand back on moral grounds? Answer: we need a framework
Kevin MD blog
“My family and close friends have done so much for me since I became chronically ill in 2001, and I’m deeply grateful to them. I’ve written this piece because there are a few important things I want them to know about how I feel.”
Sierra Leone, the country worst affected by Ebola, reported nearly 250 new confirmed cases in the past week but the spread of the virus there may be slowing, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
Director of Care at Shooting Star Chase, Elaine Conisbee, tells ehospice about their recent partnership with Naomi House:
ehospice South Africa
Margaret Overmeyer shares her experience: “For over 12 years I’ve been part of the fundraising team for St Luke’s Hospice, mainly sourcing donations for our auction site.”