2703, 2017

Joint advocacy for palliative care in Delhi

Author: Dr Mary Ann Mukaden (IAPC), Prof. Julia Downing (ICPCN), Dr Stephen Connor (WHPCA), Dr Veronic Dinand (IAP) 17 March 2017 Following the recent successful Indian Association of Palliative Care Conference (IAPCON) in Coimbatore, a [...]

1901, 2017

BMJ publishes summary of NICE guidance on end of life care for infants, children and young people

Last month the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a helpful summary of the NICE guidance on end of life care for infants, children and young people with life limiting conditions. A helpful 4 page summary [...]

1901, 2017

American Children Deserve a Better Death

Here’s one way we can give it to them. By Eleanor Cummins In America, we tend not to die well. The U.S. ranked ninth out of 80 countries on the Economist’s Quality of Death Index [...]

1901, 2017

How the United States Is Changing End of Life Care

JANUARY 8TH 2017 By: Mike Rothschild @rothschildmd As people live longer and medicine becomes more advanced, doctors have more ability than ever to hold off death. Yet many people put virtually no thought into whether [...]

1901, 2017

Study shows hospice care linked to higher family satisfaction

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology demonstrates that hospice care is associated with better symptom relief, patient-goal attainment, and quality of end-of-life care. "... the results add to a growing body of [...]

3012, 2016

Give the gift that keeps on giving: straight talk on end-of-life care

By JAMES HOEFLER DECEMBER 30, 2016 ‘Tis the season for gift giving and the odds are good that you received one you didn’t really want, like the proverbial gaudy tie, the useless kitchen contraption, or [...]