‘Conditional candour’ and ‘knowing me’: an interpretive description study on patient preferences for physician behaviours during end of life communication
Report on a Canadian study which aimed to understand patients’ preferences for physician behaviours during end of life communication.
US – McKnight’s
Hospices can continue to rely on contract nurses because an ongoing nurse shortage is preventing providers from meeting their staffing needs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a recent memorandum to state survey agencies.
An art exhibition is one of a series of events being organised by Hospice Malta as part of its celebrations to commemorate 25 years of campaigning, awareness and care.
Canada – Huffington Post
An overwhelming majority of Canadians surveyed in an online poll support assisted dying for those suffering from a terminal illness that results in “unbearable suffering,” a pro-euthanasia group said Wednesday, ahead of a Supreme Court of Canada hearing on the controversial issue.
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 3,879 people out of 8,033 cases by the end of 5 October, with no evidence that the epidemic was being brought under control in West Africa, the World Health Organization has said.
“The Look happens in that fraction of a second when a doctor first learns something bad and by grimace, sideways glance, sigh or gesture, signals that the patient is in deep trouble.”
Nigeria – AllAfrica
So many questions have been asked since Nigeria was last week declared Ebola Virus Disease-free by the World Health Organisation and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, said that the international community had “failed miserably” in its response to the Ebola virus.
Palliative Care Australia is excited to reveal its new logo with the announcement that state and territory palliative care organisations will unite under common branding from today.
Alzheimer’s … an old person’s disease? Not necessarily say Australian researchers who are undertaking a study to help people of all ages evaluate their perception of their risk of Alzheimer’s.
The care of people who are dying could be put at risk due to a growing recruitment crisis, according to a new report published today by the National Council for Palliative Care.
ehospice South Africa
Years of sorrow, loneliness and pain are hidden somewhere deep in her soul. Not hidden but reflected in her blue eyes, is the compassion and unconditional love this 90-year old has for the world and for those “worse off than her”.