More than a third of dying elderly patients receive “invasive and potentially harmful” treatments in their last weeks of life, the biggest review of its kind has found.
Controlling the immune response of people dying from cancer might help save them from pain, fatigue and loss of appetite, according to researchers.
The Irish Times
The relatively recent phenomenon of ageing prison populations brings unique healthcare challenges for prison services worldwide.
Thousands of bereaved families will suffer continuing confusion and stress because of the government’s failure to push through reforms to support payments, campaigners have warned.
After making a difference for 21 years to the lives of thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses senior nurse Chris Dyer is retiring from Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
East Anglian Daily Times
“For the patients, decorating a pig allowed them to feel involved in the fundraising that goes on, it meant they could feel they were giving something back for the care they receive.”
Great EAPC World Congress in Dublin: Learn something new and collaborate with researchers from across the globe
PhD fellow Mie Nordly, MSc, Palliative Research Group, Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark, gives some personal highlights from this year’s EAPC World Research Congress.
Together for Short Lives blog
Jane’s son Callum suffered oxygen deprivation at birth resulting in severe brain damage. Jane explains how difficult it was caring for Callum through his life, and how getting the right support helped create happy family memories that have endured while the hardships fade into the past.
“When you’ve had cancer, you make friends with people who share your experience of changed priorities. But there’s a cost: fresh grief is never far away.”