May 30, 2018

The directives are stored and easily accessed in an electronic medical record system and alerts doctors if ordered treatments go against a patient's requests

May 24, 2018

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) announced 'Palliative Care – Because I Matter' as the theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018, celebrated on October 13.

The theme was selected because it centres on the lived experience of people affected by serious illness, looking at what matters most, including the often-overlooked financial impact of palliative care needs on individuals and households. The theme also contains elements of h...

May 13, 2018

In the last year of life an elderly person would have on average eight hospital admissions, two emergency visits and between 60 to 70% chance of dying in hospital

May 5, 2018

A beautiful story shared by Tom Tanno in the 'Los Angeles Times' is a never to be missed one.

Excerpts:

I was a newly trained hospice volunteer, and E. was to be my first patient. I had to work up the nerve to cross the threshold.

After gently clearing my throat and shuffling my feet in an attempt to wake her, I bent low to look at her face. Suddenly, her eyes opened wide.

She was as startled as me and said, in a forced whisper, "Who are you?"

"I've come to visit f...

Caring for someone close to you can take its toll – one in ten carers said they would not provide such care again under the same circumstances

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