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 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

April 30, 2018

The aged care providers know that once an elderly patient is admitted to hospital they are unlikely to ever leave, saving the nursing home from the costs of their care

April 7, 2018

Experts stressed expressed displeasure over use of the blanket word ‘euthanasia’ to define everything that comes under end-of-life care

April 7, 2018

"This judgement has given us a legal framework, but unfortunately there is no procedural clarity."

March 26, 2018

'India Today' discusses the right to die in situations where living becomes more traumatic than death even for the loved ones.

On March 9, 2018, the highest constitutional court of India declared that ‘Right to die with dignity’ is a fundamental right. The landmark ruli...

Displaying a rare unanimity of thought to weave a common constitutional principle, CJI Misra led his colleagues on the bench to harmonise the inevitable yet opposite facets — life and death — and say in unison that "right to die with dignity is an intrinsic facet of ri...

October 25, 2017

Many patients only want to reconnect with their estranged family—relationships that keep troubling them until the end, as if they are looking for closure. Most patients will not move on if something troubles them.

As of now a doctor’s legal duty is to make every attempt to save life even if it means disregarding the patient’s clear instructions to allow natural death. Most Indian healthcare professionals are never trained to recognise and respond to end of life care (EOLC) needs...

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